FAQ: Learn Python - Conditionals & Control Flow - Or



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It seems that the third boolean should be “True”. However the excercise tells me that I need to check my value for the third boolean.

The expression being evaluated is:

100 ** 0.5 >= 50 or False

I read the left side of the expression as… 100 to the power of 0.5 is greater than or equal to 50. This would be true.

This would mean that the left side of the “or” is True, while the right side is False. This would equal a Boolean “True” value.

Is this an error in the excercise?


100 ** 0.5 isn’t 50. How do you get to 50? 100 ^ 0.5 is the same as square root of 100, which is 10.