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Trying to make the summary of days I have been alive.

When I try to make a variable of the number of days I have been alive it says I need to use str.format. I was under the impression that is what I was doing. What am I missing?

age = 31
days = age * 52 * 7
summary =  "I am {} days old!".format (days)
age = 31
days = age * 52 * 7
summary =  "I am {} days old!".format (days)

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

While your code will pass the Python interpreter due to its generous overlooking of an extra space between "format" and the "(", the challenge checker is looking for the pattern "format(" so the space must be removed.

It's also good practice and PEP-8 styling to not put a space between the method and the paren.

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

I suspect you are looking for

# Task 3 of 3
# Finally, create a new variable named 'summary' that inserts days
# into the string "I am {} days old!".
summary = "I am {} days old!".format(days)