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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Felicity Dalton
Felicity Dalton
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 217 Points


I know this is probably wildly wrong what I have written... I got back 'result not defined'. Please help...

def square(number):
    return (number * number)
    number = int(input(3))
    result = (3 * 3)


3 Answers

Leo Yun Tao
Leo Yun Tao
15,956 Points

here is the answer if you really have no idea how to do

def square(number):
    return number * number    

result = square(3)

You shouldn’t give the answer,she doesn’t learn from it

Hello! you are very close! you need to return number * number. in the end u call the function with the argument 3 inside it and store the outcome in a variable called result