#1

# Make sure that the_flying_circus() returns True

def the_flying_circus():
if 2 != -2: # Start coding here!
# Don't forget to indent
# the code inside this block!
elif 0 == 10 % 2:

``````    # Keep going here.
# You'll want to add the else statement, too!
else:
return "Nothing"``````

Why does this not work. Have been trying for over an hour now...

#2

``````def the_flying_circus():
#4 space indentation as start of the FUNCTION-BODY
if 2 != -2: # Start coding here!
# 4 space indentation as indication of the IF code-block
# as the CONDITION two not less than minus two ==>gives a Boolean True
# the code here is executed
print "The condition 2 != -2 is a Boolean True"
# if you use a =return= statement you will EXIT the function
return True
# this is the end of the IF codeblock
elif 0 == 10 % 2:
# this indentation is the ELIF code-block indicator
# The CONDITION zero equals ten modulo 2 results in a Boolean True
# but as the IF condition was a TRUE this code-block will NEVER be reached !!!
return True
# this is the END of the ELIF code-block
# You'll want to add the else statement, too!
else:
return "Nothing"``````

# Python

#3

### 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".**

#4

Thanks so much for this, I was totally lost until you stepped through it line by line!

#5