Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

omri luz
omri luz
5,148 Points

you have a bug, its working on idle

my code works on my idle and it doesnt work here, i tested it with all the examples (2,5,tim,)

squared.py
# EXAMPLES
# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"
def squared(a):
    try:
        if a == int(a):
            return a ** 2
    except ValueError:
            return a * len(a)

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
MOD
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Moderator

Hi there! No, this is not a bug although you're really close here. And yes, it does appear to work with the dataset you've tried, but try your code with the string "20". When you do that, you will get a return of None, which isn't correct.

Take a closer look at what your if statement is actually asking. Hint: you will not need an if statement to complete this challenge.

Code to try:

print(squared("20"))
# This returns None

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

omri luz
omri luz
5,148 Points

Hey Thanks! it worked