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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Reviewing Functions

We have created the function display_blanks and put the value,, treeehouse'' in it.

We have created the function display_blanks and put the value,, treehouse'' in it.

Why is the answer just these dashes and not treehouse?

Could somebody please explain me, why we get this answer?

Thank you a lot!

1 Answer

In Python string*number will repeat string whatever the number is number of times. For example "x"*10 will return "xxxxxxxxxx". "ABC"*3 will return "ABCABCABC". In the quiz the function takes "-" and multiplies it by the number of characters in a word. Treehouse has 9 characters so the function returns "---------" or 9 dashes. Python has 6 characters so the function returns "------" or 6 dashes.