# Newbie requesting help

Hey All, complete noob at this. Here is my question:

``````# This is my first python project
calc_to_secs = 24 * 60 * 60
num_of_days = input('Enter the number of days: ')
print(f'20 days are {calc_to_secs * num_of_days} seconds')
``````

This gives result:

``````Enter the number of days: 2
20 days are 222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 seconds

Process finished with exit code 0

``````

What am I doing wrong?

thanks for help!

i tried this also:

``````# This is my first python project
calc_to_secs = 24 * 60 * 60
num_of_days = input('Enter the number of days: ')
print(num_of_days)
print(calc_to_secs)
``````

ok NM
I fixed it,

``````# This is my first python project
calc_to_secs = 24 * 60 * 60
num_of_days = input('Enter the number of days: ')
print(num_of_days)
print(calc_to_secs)
calc_answer = int(num_of_days) * 24 * 60 * 60
Glad you were able to fix it! Just for any other learners that may have this issue in future, the reason for the problem is that `input()` takes in the input as a string type, no matter what you want it to be. As such it was doing `"2" * 86400` which just creates a string that’s 86,400 characters long, with each character being a 2. That’s why OP’s solution now works, as you convert it to an `int` first and thus the calculation is possible.