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Python Practice Creating and Using Functions in Python Practice Functions That's Odd

Works in workspace...

Using this code in Workspace gives me appropriate answers but when I use it in this challenge field I get an error.

create_a_function.py
def is_odd(number):
    if int(number)%2 != 0:
        print("True")
    else:
        print("False")
Patricia Hector
Patricia Hector
42,901 Points

There is a difference between return and print. When you use return in your function, this means that your function has something to say, something that is obtained when you invoke that function and that could be used later on in your code. In this particular case, when you ask the function is_odd(..) if a number is odd it should respond/return True or False, but as booleans, not as strings. On the other hand, when you use print in your function, you are only communicating with, in this case, the console; the function is not saying anything explicit to the program.

++Key concepts : return, print, Boolean, String

1 Answer

Patricia Hector
Patricia Hector
42,901 Points

Use return instead:

def is_odd(parameter):
    if parameter % 2 != 0:
        return True
    else:
      return False