FAQ: Learn Python - Conditionals & Control Flow - Compare Closely!

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I set every comparator correctly why the console is not showing anything?

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Because there are no print statements. The SCT checks your submission and if everything is okay, you are good to move to the next lesson. Printing in these exercises has no real meaning.


I set these signs <<< next to 17 < 328 True and I keep getting SyntaxError: invalid syntax

In the Python Shell, >>> is the command prompt. It is not part of the code.

>>> 17 < 328    <- command expression
True            <- interpreter response

I don’t really get this exercise.
The True and False values for the booleans are already set and even if I change them all to the opposite value it still checks the instruction as completed.

Can someone explain what exactly im supposed to do because i am confused

edit: okay i restarted the exercise and the values aren’t given anymore.
Still confused because if I set all of them to True which would be wrong, it still checks the box.
Doesn’t this code just say that

xy = True/False
so if I would be asking the programm if

xy == or != True/False
it would spit out the corresponding value based on what I gave it earlier?

also the next exercise is the same. Have to restart and True/False are both correct.

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Same! I saw the answers just sitting there, very strange, seems like a bug.