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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

Python

I don't get understand, please give me the suggesstion

squared.py
# EXAMPLES
# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"

try:
    squared("tim")
except ValueError:
    print("This is not the correct one")

def squared(number):
    return number * number

1 Answer

Russell Sawyer
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Russell Sawyer
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You need to make sure all your code is inside the function for this challenge.

# EXAMPLES
# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"

def squared(arg):
    try:
        arg = int(arg) # verifies arg is a number
    except ValueError:
        return arg * len(arg) # If arg is a string then it returns sting times the length of the string
    else:
        return arg ** 2 # else returns string squared