Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Even or Odd

Please help me with the answer. I ve tried if number %2 == 0 and is not right...

Even numbers have not a remainder... but is seems impossible to translate this in python...

even.py
def even_odd(number):
    if number %2 = 0
        return True
    else:
        return False

2 Answers

Alex Koumparos
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Alex Koumparos
Python Web Development Treehouse Moderator 31,929 Points

Hi Valeria,

Remember that in Python == is the test for equality and = is used to assign a value to a variable.

If you wanted to make the function even shorter, you can use the fact that number %2 == 0 is itself a value, either True or False and just return that. Consider the following example:

return a == b

If a is the same as b then a == b is True so this line of code would return True. If a isn't the same value as b then a == b is False and this code would return False.

Cheers

Alex

You are right... ant that's my mistake...Is the synthax correct? I ve tried again using the right == but it's still not working

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Web Development Treehouse Moderator 31,929 Points

Hi Valeria, you are also missing the colon at the end of your if statement. Remember that any time you have a statement that will cause the next line to be indented, you use the colon at the end of the line:

if <some test>:
    <do something>
else:
    <do something else>