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Python Python Basics Types and Branching Use an if

What am i doing wrong?

favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color? if favorite_color == "blue": print("You must love the sky!")

branching.py
favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?
   if favorite_color == "blue":
print("You must love the sky!")

1 Answer

Louise St. Germain
Louise St. Germain
19,424 Points

Hi Roland!

There are a couple of small issues. One is that your closing quotation mark and closing parenthesis are missing on the first line. This was probably an accident because the challenge gives you this line already:

favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?

Second, the indenting is backward on the if statement. The line that begins with if should be at the left margin, and the things that happen if something is true (in this case, if the favorite color is blue) should be indented. So your code should be like this:

favorite_color = input("What is your favorite color?  ") # Add closing quote & parenthesis
if favorite_color == "blue":  # Don't indent this one
    print("You must love the sky!")  # Do indent this, since it belongs inside the if statement.

I hope this helps!

Thank you so much Louise