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I am really struggling to write the code required for the function challenge.
so far all I got was def square(number): return number * number square(3)
how do I then store the value returned in a new variable called result.
Thought I was doing ok, but I have hit a road block.
The wording on these can be confusing so I'll try and show you how I broke it down in my head:
"Under the function definition, call your new function and pass it the argument 3."
- "call the function" means to type out the name of the function. "Pass the argument" is asking you to enter that number in the parenthesis
def square(number): return number * number square(3) # call the function, pass it the argument 3
"Since your square function returns a value, create a new variable named result to store the value from the function call."
- The first thing I see is they wants a new variable named "result" so that part is pretty straight forward:
result = # something will go here
- Then it says "to store the value from the function call." When you called square(3) it technically holds the value of 9 (since 3*3 = 9). So ultimately they want you to create the variable named "result" to store the value of square(3).
def square(number): return number * number result = square(3) # call the function, pass it the argument 3, store this value in a new variable called "result"
I hope this helps!
variable = function(argument) # the variable will hold whatever the function returns