FAQ: Learn Python: Functions - Call and Response

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So why in this example %d used instead %s like in previous?

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%d is used for integers while %s is used for strings

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I don’t get

% (n, squared).

What is the purpose of this piece?

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This lesson is broken. Even if you put the same exact thing as the answer it’s expecting, it fails unless you ask for the answer.


Also fails with solution given “Failed to test code”


This lesson is bugged. Please fix. Thanks

Had the same issue, but it stopped happening after I refreshed the page. Try that.

why is line 10 return squared
I thought it might be returning a value assigned to a variable “squared” but this does not seem to be the case.
So why, where does the “squared” come from?