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return vs result
I am able to get the same outcome when using result = cost_per_person or using return cost_per_person. Can someone help me understand when to use each?
# Here you are creating a new variable and assign the cost_per_person to it. # You would use this when you want you refer back to the result value, for example: # result = 5 + 9, if you want to refer back to this value you can just use the result variable # instead of doing the math "( 5 + 9 )" again. result = cost_per_person # Here you are just returning the cost_per_person value # Use this when you just want to return something back from a function. # result and cost_per_person are both variables that store something, int/string/boolean..etc # sometimes you don't need to create a variable to be able to return it. # For example, if you look towards the end of the video, you don't even need # to create cost_per_person variable, you can just return the value without creating a variable # return math.ceil(total / number_of_people) would perform the calculations and return the value. return cost_per_person