In my Trigonometry class, we were assigned to find the discriminant and conic section of an equation..
I wrote a function that calculates the discriminant, and then based on the value of the discriminant, prints the conic section...
I'm just curious if there is a better, more effective way to write this..
def disc(): a_disc = ("Please enter the value of A: ") b_disc = ("Please enter the value of B: ") c_disc = ("Please enter the value of C: ") disc = b_disc**2-4*(a_disc)*(c_disc) print ("The discriminant is: %s") % (disc) if disc < 0: if a_disc != c_disc: print "The conic is an Ellipse." elif a_disc == c_disc: print "The conic is a Circle." elif disc > 0: print "The conic is a Hyperbola." elif disc == 0: print "The conic a Parabola." else: print "Something went wrong :-(" disc()
I don't fully understand using arguments inside of functions, but I feel like doing something like:
would be the more clean approach I guess.
I would really appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer. Thanks in advance!