99 problems. nothing seems to work. iv shifted thro topics also


#1

this is my input

def greater_less_equal_5(answer):
if 5 < (answer) :
return 1
elif 5 > (answer):
return 0

print greater_less_equal_5(4)
print greater_less_equal_5(5)
print greater_less_equal_5(6)

this is what I get
Oops, try again. It looks like your function output 0 instead of -1 when answer is 3. Make sure you filled in the if and elif statements correctly!

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#2

@dmfw,

If you get an Oops-message
it is the course-checker checking your code,
following the specifications as described in the Instructions

You also be aware that
5 < answer
is different from
answer < 5

Also you are not specifying a condition when the =answer= Value equals 5


#3

Off the beaten path... Let's say we wish to write a sort algorithm that compares two items at a time and assigns a value, -1 if the value on the left is less than (or comes before) the value on the right; a value 1 if the value on the left is greater than (comes after) the value on the right; and, 0 if they are both the same.

So given A and B,

def compareAB{a,b}:
    if a < b:
        return -1
    elif a > b:
        return 1
    else:
        return 0
    return value

Now apply this to your problem, using the one parameter and the constant 5 in your code, per instructions.


#4

2 posts were split to a new topic: It looks like your function output -1 instead of 0


#5

Instead "______" you should write:
in row 2: answer>5
in row 4: answer<5
btw: before reset the code below on the web page.


#6

@devsurfer97364

They ask you to use answer > 5
then why are you using 2>5 ???

They are trying to make it clear
that if you are defining a function giving it a parameter like answer
you use this parameter as a =local= variable
within the so-called function-body.

This answer variable will get its value
at the moment that you call the greater_less_equal_5() function
providing a so-called argument
like

greater_less_equal_5(4)

where you used a number Value 4.

the FUNCTION talk

def myFunc( param1, param2):
    # Begin of =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY
    # this =myFunc= function- has 2 PARAMETERS param1 and param2
    # param1 and param2 PARAMETERS are used 
    # as -local- VARIABLES throughout the =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY
    print( param1 + " and " + param2 )
    #End of =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY

If you want to call/execute the myFunc function
you will have to add a pair of parentheses to myFunc
like
myFunc()
As the myFunc function was defined
as having 2 parameters
you have to provide 2 arguments
in our case 2 string VALUES "Alena" and "Lauren"
like
myFunc("Alena","Lauren")

some quotes from the outer-world:

**argument is the value/variable/reference being passed in,
parameter is the receiving variable used within the function/block**

OR

**"parameters" are called "formal parameters",
while "arguments" are called "actual parameters".**

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
++++ function with 1 parameter using return-statement

def myFunction( param1 ):
    # //Begin of =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY
    # //=myFunction= function has 1 PARAMETER param1
    # //this param1 PARAMETER is used as a -local- VARIABLE
    # //throughout the =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY
    return param1;
    # //End of FUNCTION-BODY

You have defined a myFunction function
which takes 1 parameter param1
this param1 parameter is used
as a variable throughout the =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY.

If you want to call/execute this myFunction function
and this myFunction function was defined
as having 1 parameter param1
you will have to provide 1 argument
in our case a "number VALUE" 4
myFunction( 4 )

some quotes from the outer-world:

**argument is the value/variable/reference being passed in,
parameter is the receiving variable used within the function/block**

OR

**"parameters" are called "formal parameters",
while "arguments" are called "actual parameters".**

============================================

As you are using the return-statement in your myFunction function
you will only get a return-value no-display.
You can however capture this return-value in a variable
and then use the print-method to do a display.

theResult = myFunction( 4 )
print theResult

OR directly

print myFunction( 4 )

#8