FAQ: Taking a Vacation - Getting There

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This might be a dumb question, but when I did my code, I followed the example on the left, and made my code:
if city == “Charlotte”:
return “183”
and so on for all the cities

When I saw the correct answer, it said
if city == “Charlotte”:
return 183

without the quotation marks in the return line.
In the example given for the lesson, they provided quotation marks for the return line, but when it was time for me to do it, they didn’t accept quotations and when they showed me the solution, there was none.

Is this because if it’s numbers in the return line, they don’t require quotations? I’m wondering why the solution doesn’t follow the example provided, or maybe I missed an explanation somewhere.

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@chelliepaige I think I figured it out.

The example they gave is returning a string.

The exercise just wants you to return the number not as a string, so it does not need quotation marks.


Why when in the instructions it states " 1. The example above defines the function fruit_color that accepts a string as the argument fruit ." why is fruit defined as an argument and not a parameter?

def plane_ride_cost(city):
if city == “Charlotte”:
return 183
elif city == “Tampa”:
return 220
elif city == “Pittsburgh”:
return 222
elif city == “Los Angeles”:
return 475
still im getting erron check line 3
File “python”, line 3
** return 183**
** ^**
IndentationError: expected an indented block

i don’t know why.
please send me the clue

it means it wants u to have space there for “return” line. like this:

if city == “Charlotte”:
    return 183
elif city == “Tampa”:
    return 220
def hotel_cost(nights):
  return 140 * nights
def plane_ride_cost(city):
	if city == "Charlotte":
  	return 183
  elif city == "tampa":
  	return 220
  elif city == "pittsburgh":
  	return 222
  elif city == "los angeles":
  	return 475 

File “python”, line 6
return 183
IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level

guys, can you please let me know what is the error here?

I don’t have an else statement in my code and I noticed that the sample solution doesn’t either.
So what does this function return when the city doesn’t match any of the city names in the control structure? For example, what if I did plane_ride_cost("New York")?

Also, can we only call a function after we have defined the function? Or can I call a fucntion and then define it afterwards.

Came here to say the same thing. If the example is going to have differences like this, they should at least mention that in the hint. I hate having to view the solutions but they leave me no choice with these inconsistencies! Happens a lot to me.

You indented your if statement by 4 spaces instead of 2.
if/elif/else all need 2 indented spaces while the return needs 4.

hello people/
probably i have a problem with my keyboard probably there is something else//
but i can not understand why time by time it is giving me errors like that.
does anyone have an idea about?

thanks in advance

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It looks like you’ve misspelled "Pittsburgh" as "Pittsburg" (missing the h).