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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Conditional Value

Stuck Again

When I try to run this, this message appears in the comment box 'Bummer! Don't set the age variable, I'll do that for you.' And I don't see whats wrong with my code so if anyone could help me, much appreciated

admitted = None
age = 21
if age > 13:
    admitted = True
    admitted = False

Hi Jayden, it just means don't use the line age=21 (maybe you used it for testing?). Just remove that line. Also, challenge says "set admitted = True for 13 or above" , so you may need to change your comparison operator.

1 Answer

Ryan S
Ryan S
27,276 Points

Hi Jayden,

'Bummer! Don't set the age variable, I'll do that for you.'

Not all challenge error messages are as descriptive as this one, but it is describing exactly what is wrong with your code.

The challenge will set an 'age' variable for you. For some reason, setting your own age variable (age = 21) passes the first task, but now it is the reason the second task won't pass. You will need to delete that line.

'age' is created behind the scenes. You don't know what its value will be. You are only instructed to check if it is greater than 13.

Hope this helps.

Edit: Sashi Shah is correct about your comparison operator. The instructions ask you to check if age is 13 or more. Your current comparison operator passed the first task because you essentially tricked the code checker by overwriting the 'age' value, but it will not pass the second task.