# I don't know what I'm doing wrong

#1

Is there anything wrong with this?

Returning yes instead of shut down
#2

Sorry,

def shut_down(s):

``````if shut_down("yes"):
return "Shutting Down"
elif s("no"):
return "Shutdown Aborted"
else:
return "Sorry"``````

I'm Getting this error:
Oops, try again. Your shut_down function threw the following error: maximum recursion depth exceeded

#3

You call the function with the value s.
Then in the first if you will again call shutdown with the value "yes"
Then the methods starts again with s = "yes" -> First if statement
There you again call shutdown("yes").
...

This will repeat. Calling a the method of the method you are currently in is called recursion, mentioned in the error messege.

The if statement should check if s is equal to "yes" no need to call shut_down

Hope you understand
I know that i'm not that good at explaining. Tell me if you understood it or ask me what you didn't understand.

Edit: here's someone with the same question and another reply:

#4

Thank You for your help, but I still cant get it. I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong but here it is:
def shut_down(s):

if shut_down:"yes"
return "Shutting Down"
elif s:"no"
return "Shutdown Aborted"
else:
return "Sorry"

And this is the error message...

Oops, try again. Your code looks a bit off. Feel free to peek back at earlier exercises if you need a refresher! Your code threw the following error: unexpected indent (python, line 4)

#5

Hi,
It should be like this
def shut_down(s):
if s =="yes":
return "Shutting Down"
elif s == "no":
return "Shutdown Aborted"
else:
return "Sorry"

Thank You

#6

def distance_from_zero(thing):
if type(thing) == int or type(thing) == float:
return abs(thing)
else:
return "nope"
distance_from_zero(23)

#7

Cheers mate! I passed it! I corrected some mistakes, and passed it!