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

Matt Wolf
Matt Wolf
2,225 Points

The error says 'add' returned the wrong result. Why? My code says def add(a,b): float(a) float(b) return a+b

I tested it in workspaces and it works...?

trial.py
def add(a, b):
    float(a)
    float(b)
    return a+b
Tim Betz
Tim Betz
15,146 Points

Try 'return float(a) + float(b)' or 'return float(a + b)'

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

:warning: Be cautious of testing challenges in workspaces or other REPL's.

If you have misunderstood the requirements, you are also likely to misinterpret the results.

As Tim suggested, you need to use the values returned by float. It has no effect on the argument when used by itself.