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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Working on the create a function task and am having a difficult time trouble - shooting... >_<

I've been working on this task for a while now. Wrote this so far and when I check the work, it gives me and End of File error. I really do not know what I messed up on, any insight would be helpful. Also, I put this into the work space and it ran fine. Any suggestions?

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

number = int(input("What number would you like to square?"))
answer = square(number)

print("The square of {} is {}. {} = {} x {}!".format(number, answer, answer, number, number))

1 Answer

Philip Schultz
Philip Schultz
11,343 Points

Hey Michael, This challenge is asking for two parts. The first part (task 1 of 2) Is asking you to make a function called 'square'. This function will have one parameter called 'number', then it will return the square of that number. see code below.

def square(number):
    return number**2 
# NOTE: return number**2 - is how you raise to the power of 2. (if you wanted you could just return number * number)

Task 2 of 2, is asking you to simply call the function and to give it the argument of '3', then store the result in a variable called 'result'.

result = square(3)

Thank you very much! I kinda feel a little bit stupid now for not seeing that I only had to create a function... I knew that I was overthinking something :D. Anyways, thanks again :3!