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

Agustin Fitipaldi
Agustin Fitipaldi
1,644 Points

Task 1 no longer passing... I've been stuck on this for too long

i dont understand what it means by task 1 is no longer passing.

import random

start = 5

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

while start:
    num = random.randint(1, 99)
    if even_odd(num) == False:
        print('{} is odd').format(num)
    elif even_odd(num) == True:
        print('{} is even').format(num)

    start -= 1

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You are soooo close on this one! The problem here is the placement of some parentheses. I'll show you in a minute. When you receive a "Task 1 is no longer passing" message, the most common reason for this is that you've introduced a syntax error in your code. When this happens your code can no longer be compiled/interpreted so even the correct code you've done before is not able to be checked. Let's take a look at the parentheses:

You typed this:

print('{} is odd').format(num)

But you meant to type:

print('{} is odd'.format(num))

The .format should come immediately after the string, the variable should go in parentheses and then the whole thing should go inside the print statement parentheses. Here's another example:

name = "Agustin"
print("Hello there!")
print("It's nice to meet you, {}".format(name))

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Agustin Fitipaldi
Agustin Fitipaldi
1,644 Points

thanks a lot! couldn't have caught that on my own...