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Ruby Ruby Basics (Retired) Ruby Methods Method Returns: Part 2

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Why isn't this working? It ran in my text editor. I also tried return instead of puts and it wasnt correct

def mod(a, b)
  c = a % b
  puts"The remainder of a divided by b is #{c}."

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Jonathan,

You almost have it.

First, it does need to be return not puts. Second, the string you are returning isn't quite what the challenge is asking for. The a and b need to be the values from the variables, so interpolated like you did with c.

Also, you don't need to worry about calling the function (unless the task specifies to). But in this case it won't interfere with the Task.

Now, if you wanted to... the code above is correct and with the corrections, it will pass the challenge, but you could also make it a bit DRYer by interpolating the c variable right in the interpolation. This will clean it up a bit and get rid of one line of code.

def mod(a, b)
  return "The remainder of #{a} divided by #{b} is #{ a % b}."

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy: