Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial


Julia Thalita Da Silva Carrilo
Julia Thalita Da Silva Carrilo
1,347 Points

When go run methods show syntax error!

This is my code:

def add(a, b) puts "Adding #{a} and #{b}:" puts a + b end

add(2, 3) add (5, 5) add (6, 6)

This is the error when run in console:

treehouse:~/workspace$ ruby methods.rb methods.rb:7: syntax error, unexpected ',', expecting ')' add (5, 5) ^

1 Answer

Michael Hall
Michael Hall
Courses Plus Student 30,909 Points

This is just a formatting issue. It should look like this:

def add(a, b) 
  puts "Adding #{a} and #{b}:" 
  puts a + b 

add(2, 3) 
add(5, 5) 
add(6, 6)