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def squared(arg): try: print(int(arg) ** 2) except ValueError: print((str(arg) * len(arg)))

squared.py
```# EXAMPLES
# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"

def squared(arg):
try:
print(int(arg) ** 2)
except ValueError:
print(str(str(arg) * len(arg)))
``` return instead of print. If you print, your function is worthless and cannot be used, it forgets the values in it.

Returning it makes it so you can store the value inside a variable:

```def squared(x):
try:
return int(x) **2
except:
return x*len(x)
else:
return None
```