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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Try and Except

Gary Burner
Gary Burner
10,167 Points

Stuck on Value Error Challenge Task

Having trouble figuring out exactly what is wrong with this code. I tested by running integers through the function in the console (using print instead of return) and that printed the answer, floated. So I believe the problem is with

except ValueError:
    return("None")

When I would run a letter in the function the console would return:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "test.py", line 9, in <module>
    add(n, 5)

Thanks, Gary

trial.py
def add(num1, num2):
    try:
        (float(num1) + float(num2))
    except ValueError:
        return("None")
    else:
        return(float(num1) + float(num2))

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,179 Points

You are returning the string "None" instead of the object None

Remove the quotation marks from around None. The parens in the return statements are unnecessary.