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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Marty Englander
Marty Englander
2,009 Points

Sorry, I've watched the previous video over and over and I simply am not understanding how to do this task..

I generally do not understand how this works.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,012 Points

Did you try the "Get Hints" button? And the "Need another hint?" button?

Marty Englander
Marty Englander
2,009 Points

Hello, yes used both hints up.

I've completed this since but it was after spending an hour going through other peoples questions. Im still pretty hazy on how it actually works..

I was hoping this would become clearer as I progress in this course but, if anything, everything is becoming more and more confusing.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,012 Points

For some, programming can be so different from other things you already know that it takes a while for the concepts to "catch". You might benefit from some of the answers in this post titled The Wall, and you may also enjoy this episode of The Treehouse Show that features it. There is also a bonus series on How To Learn that you may find helpful.