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Ruby Ruby Basics (Retired) Ruby Methods Method Returns: Part 2

String interpolation in Ruby

What am I doing wrong? It does not work!

def mod(a, b)
  c = a % b
  return The remainder of #{a} divided by #{b} is #{c}.” 

I think there was a some kind of bug. Problem was solved!

2 Answers

You are using a weird symbol: ”

The real symbol you should use to wrap around strings are called double quotes. They look like this: "

I know; they look really similar!

Jose Soto
Jose Soto
23,407 Points

Double check your quotation marks. The first one is not the same as the second one. Try this:

return "The remainder of #{a} divided by #{b} is #{c}."