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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

Herman Mundaca
Herman Mundaca
4,093 Points

Why this code isn't correct?

I'm doing a challange in python basics, bellow should be my code, when i run it the console just tell's me "Bummer! Try again!", I tried in different ways and nothing let me pass this challange, help please!

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

def squared(num):
  try:
    num = int(num)
    return num * num
  except TypeError:
    return num * len(num)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,952 Points

:point_right: You're looking for a TypeError, but a failed numeric conversion throws a ValueError.

Herman Mundaca
Herman Mundaca
4,093 Points

Oops, thank you very much!