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Maggie Wolff495 Points
python basics challenge task 1 of 1 product
I changed the code 3 or 4 times, and it won't work
def product(num1 * num2) num1 = 128 num2 = 5
Buddhima Sehan3,820 Points
Hello Maggie Wolff,
def product(num1 * num2)
We can not do any sort of arithmetic operation inside the parentheses of a function other than creation of arguments.
num1 = 128 num2 = 5
Question did not mention any sort of assignment for the arguments that we are supposed to create. Moreover you are missing the return command as well.
def product(argument_one,argument_two): return argument_one * argument_two
I have created a function name product with two arguments passed which are "argument_one,argument_two" afterwards according to the question I have returned the two arguments after it is multiplied in the return command itself.
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,404 Points
A properly code function has the following parts:
def function_name(parameters, separated, by, commas): # line ends in a colon # subsequent lines indented (preferred style is 4 spaces) # A 'return' statement passing results back to the calling code return value_to_be_returned
The value returned can be an expression, such as,
return num1 * num2
Post back if you need more hints. Good luck!!