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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Olutope Ayorinde
Olutope Ayorinde
2,875 Points

string length issue

trying to find the issue with the code. don't see it as of now.

def just_right(word):
    if len(word) < 5:
        print("Your string is too short")

    elif len(word) > 5:
        print("Your string is too long")

        return True


1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing great, but there seems to be a misunderstanding of the challenge instructions. The challenge asks you to return the strings, but you're printing the strings. Much as your else statement uses a return True, your if and elif statements should contain return statments.

Also, you do not need to call the function yourself. This will be done by Treehouse and you can safely remove the last line.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: