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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

What is wrong with my code??

I did everything write but it still gives an error

squaring.py
def square(number):
    return number * number

b = int(input())
a = square (b)
print (a)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,136 Points

The instructions say "call your new function and pass it the argument 3." and "create a new variable named result to store the value from the function call."

What they mean by passing the argument is to put that value between the parentheses directly in the code when you call the function. You won't need to use "input".

And instead of "result", this code is storing the returned value in "a".

Fix those issues and you should pass the challenge. And you also won't need to "print" anything.