Python 3- Lovely Loveseat Project error help

I am new, but am working through the Lovely Loveseat Project on the Python 3 course, and running into an error on it, that I can’t seem to figure out. My code matches the walkthrough and hints to the best of my recognition and am seeking assistance. What am I missing?

We are adding determining sales_tax, and then adding that tax to the customer’s total. As this is the first time that I’ve posted in the forums, I’m hoping that my formatting of the code is correct to show.

lovely_loveseat_description = "Lovely Loveseat. Tufted polyester blend on wood. 32 inches high x 40 inches wide x 30 inches deep. Red or white. "
lovely_loveseat_price = '254'

stylish_settee_description = "Stylish Settee. Faux leather on birch. 29.50 inches high x 54.75 inches wide x 28 inches deep. Black. "
stylish_settee_price = 180.50

luxurious_lamp_description = "Luxorious Lamp. Glass and iron. 36 inches tall. Brown with cream shade. "
luxurious_lamp_price = '52.15'

sales_tax = .088 #this is the point where something is going wrong

#We now have all of the items stored in variables for future use. 
customer_one_total = '0'
customer_one_itemization = ''

customer_one_total += lovely_loveseat_price

customer_one_itemization += lovely_loveseat_description

customer_one_total += luxurious_lamp_price

customer_one_itemization += luxurious_lamp_description

customer_one_tax = customer_one_total * sales_tax

customer_one_total += customer_one_tax

print('Customer One Items')

print('Customer One Total')

Lovely Loveseat Project

The error that is coming up is in regards to the designation of the variable, customer_one_tax, and I have attempted to change the format of the sales_tax to all that I can think of. The error that is coming up is below here.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 29, in
customer_one_tax = customer_one_total * sales_tax
TypeError: can’t multiply sequence by non-int of type ‘float’

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. I am enjoying learning this, but am stuck and can’t figure it out.

The prices in quotes are not floats. That may be the root of your problem.

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How would I go about fixing that? I’m not seeing a solution within the instructions of the project, but I could be missing it due to simple ignorance of learning.

Start by removing the quote marks from any numbers. We need to be able to do the arithmetic.


Thanks a lot @mtf. That made it work out without the error at the sales_tax line.

I’m enjoying this, just trying to learn from nothing, so appreciate your time!