Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Membership

Isaiah Jackson
Isaiah Jackson
6,263 Points

Stuck on this question about if and else statements

I thought I answered this correctly, but it returns a syntax error.

membership.py
time = 15

store_open = None
store_hours = [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

if time in store_hours:
    store_open = "True"
    else store_open = "False" 
Richard Hall
Richard Hall
9,139 Points

True and false are boolean values, representing literally, 'true' or 'false'. In your code, you are setting store_open to "True" and "False" which are string values, not boolean.

if time in store_hours:
    store_open = "True"
    else store_open = "False"

This is how you want to set you variable to boolean. Additionally, your 'else' was indented inside your 'if' statement. It needs to be on the same indentation level as the 'if'

if time in store_hours:
    store_open = True
else store_open = False

1 Answer

Jason Anders
MOD
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 144,809 Points

HI Isaiah,

You're on the right track, but there are a couple of issues here:

  1. Check you indentation. In Python, indentation is crucial. You else statement should be lined up with the if and the block for the else should be indented and on its own line. (Don't forget the syntax for both are the same, so you are also missing a colon)
  2. The challenge asks you to set the variable to either True or False. These are Boolean values, not strings. But you have encased them in quotation marks, which now makes them strings instead of Boolean Values.

Just fix those up and you should be good to go.

:) :dizzy: