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Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today. # Question regarding changing string to integer. Different method, same result?

When I done the task myself, I used the following line of code:

```# Prompt the user by name and ask how many tickers they would like
number_of_tickets = int(input("Hello {}, how many tickets would you like to buy today? ".format(name)))
```

But I noticed the teacher chose to do it a slightly different way where he converted the string to an integer on a separate line such as:

```# Prompt the user by name and ask how many tickers they would like
number_of_tickets = input("Hello {}, how many tickets would you like to buy today? ".format(name))
number_of_tickets = int(number_of_tickets)
```

I'm just wondering if there is any difference between the two methods and was I 'wrong' for doing it my way, as it seemed to work ok?

Thank you

```TICKET_PRICE = 10

tickets_remaining = 100

#Output how many tickets are remaining
print("There are {} tickets remaining".format(tickets_remaining))

# Gather the users name and assign it to a new variable
name = input("What is your name? ")

# Prompt the user by name and ask how many tickers they would like
number_of_tickets = int(input("Hello {}, how many tickets would you like to buy today? ".format(name)))

# Calculate the price (number of tickets multiplied by the price) and assing it to a variable
cost_of_tickets = number_of_tickets * TICKET_PRICE

# Output the price to the screen
print("{} tickets will cost a total of \${}".format(number_of_tickets, cost_of_tickets))
``` 