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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Product

Maggie Wolff
Maggie Wolff
495 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

2 Answers

Buddhima Sehan
Buddhima Sehan
3,820 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.

Correct Answer:

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 Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse 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!!