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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Returning Values

would this code work?

def square(number): return number * number number = int(input("square a value. "))

print("the value is {}".format(number))

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,423 Points

Indentation is critical to Python, so it's not clear how a program will perform when it is displayed unformatted. When posting code to the forum, use Markdown formatting to preserve the appearance, or share the entire workspace by making a snapshot and posting the link to it.

But just guessing about indentation, it looks like this code might run without errors, but might not do what you expect. In particular, it doesn't seem like it would square the number entered.

Also, if this is intended for the challenge that follows the video, it has specific objectives not met by this code. And you won't need to "input" or "print" anything there.

thanks, wasn't sure on how to do markdown formatting.

I decided to test my skills and modified your code. If I made mistakes please correct me, been only practicing for a few hours.

def square(number):
    return number * number

number_chosen = int(input("square a value. "))
squared_number = square(number_chosen)

print("the value is {}".format(squared_number))