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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Even or Odd Loop

Ferdous Hossain Fahim
Ferdous Hossain Fahim
687 Points

task 1 is no longer passing

Says task 1 is no longer passing,also is this how i should write the while statement? Pls help

even.py
import random
Start=5
while True:
    number=random.randint(1,99)
    if num%2=0:
        print("{} is even").format(number)
    else
        print("{} is odd").format(number)
    start=start-1

def even_odd(num):
    # If % 2 is 0, the number is even.
    # Since 0 is falsey, we have to invert it with not.
    return not num % 2

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

The error "Task 1 is no longer passing" usually implies a syntax error has been introduced in the new code.

• "Start" is capitalized. This means "start" in the while loop is undefined. Change to lowercase.

• "num" is undefined. This should be "number"

• the if test condition needs a double-equals ==

• the else is missing a colon :

• the .format() needs to immediately follow the string. Currently it's trying to run the method on the output of the print function.

• the while loop runs forever. Try while start:

I think that's all. Post back if you need more help. Good luck!

Todd East
Todd East
Courses Plus Student 3,602 Points

Thank you, this has helped me a great deal.