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Abdulkadir Kollere1,723 Points
'squared' didn't give the right answer
Please see the attached code. It is giving me the error 'squared' didn't give the right answer. Any help will be appreciated.
# EXAMPLES # squared(5) would return 25 # squared("2") would return 4 # squared("tim") would return "timtimtim" def squared(num): try: int(num) * int(num) except ValueError: return num * len(num)
The problem is that in your try statement you convert and multiply the num parameter but you don't actually return it. Meaning that if num can be converted to int then your function doesn't actually return anything, which is why you get an error message about incorrect answers being returned.
Simply adding return to your try block like this:
def squared(num): try: return int(num) * int(num) except ValueError: return num * len(num)
Will allow you to pass the challenge.
David Lin35,864 Points
This worked for me:
def squared(num): try: numInt = int(num) return numInt * numInt except: return len(num) * num