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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

(Python) Bummer! `squared` didn't return the right answer.

What is wrong here???

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

def squared(num):
  try:
    test = int(num)
  except:
    return len(num) ** 2
  return test ** 2

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

:white_check_mark: If the input is a number, you square it, that part is right.

:negative_squared_cross_mark: If the input is not a number you square its length, but that's not what the challenge asks.

:point_right: Instead, you should repeat it a number of times, based on its length.

Thank you