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# EXAMPLES

def squared(num): # squared(5) would return 25 try: result= num**2 return result # squared("2") would return 4 except ValueError: print ("its not a number") num=str(num) return num*num # squared("tim") would return "timtimtim" else: result= "tim"*2 return result

squared.py
```# EXAMPLES
def squared(num):
# squared(5) would return 25
try:
result= num**2
return result
# squared("2") would return 4
except ValueError:
print ("its not a number")
num=str(num)
return num*num
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"
else:
result= "tim"*2
return result
```

```def squared(num):