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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Elise Leary
Elise Leary
491 Points

squaring.py

squaring.py
def square(number):
    return number * 2

input(square)
print("The total is {}".format(square))
Elise Leary
Elise Leary
491 Points

What am I doing wrong?

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,515 Points

Hey Elise Leary, you are really close!!

To square a number use the exponential multiplier, or power operator ** instead of the standard multiplication symbol *.

Also, remove the input statement. It confuses the check if it’s not expecting it.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

def square(number): val = number * number return val

number = input("what number would you like to square? ")

number = int(number) number = square(number)

print("The total is {}".format(number))