I don't understand the instructions on "let's get some practice with Not"


#1

It's not the math that's holding me up, it's the phrasing of the exercise


https://www.codecademy.com/courses/python-beginner-BxUFN/2/4?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d788890003000096#


I'd like to understand how to precede a number with "not". It just doesn't make any grammatical sense to me.

Take bool_two: equal to the result of "not 3**4 < 4**3." That would work out to something like "!81<64" which doesn't make any sense to me or the interpreter window.

What am I missing?



#2

not simple reverse the condition:

not True == False

would be true, since not true is false. ! is used in many languages to indicate not, but python uses a keyword. so:

not 81 < 64

81 < 64 would be false, but since you know use not, the condition changed to: if 81 not smaller then 64 (which is true), so bool_two would be true


#3

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