FAQ: Code Challenge: Loops - Over 9000


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I’ve noticed the code works the best if your sum variable is named power_level


Hello! I was wondering why we use a “for” loop in this and not a “while” loop. To me it seems more straightforward to say “while number < 9000…” but maybe there is something I am missing? I also got the correct answer with a while loop but it didn’t accept my code as a “solution” so I feel like maybe there is a consequence to using the while loop that I hadn’t thought of. Thanks!