# Sal's Shipping Project - In my string which returns the final answer, my integers have spaces. How can I remove them?

So this is my code:

package_weight = 2

if package_weight <= 2:
cost_ground = package_weight * 1.5 + 20
elif package_weight <= 6:
cost_ground = package_weight * 3 + 20
elif package_weight <= 10:
cost_ground = package_weight * 4 + 20
elif package_weight > 10:
cost_ground = package_weight * 4.75 + 20

if package_weight <= 2:
cost_drone = package_weight * 4.5
elif package_weight <= 6:
cost_drone = package_weight * 9
elif package_weight <= 10:
cost_drone = package_weight * 12
elif package_weight > 10:
cost_drone = package_weight * 14.25

if cost_drone and cost_ground > 125:
print(“Ground Shipping Premium is the cheapest method of delivery at \$125. Ground shipping = \$”,cost_drone, “Drone shipping = \$”, cost_drone,“.”)
elif cost_drone < cost_ground:
print(“We recommend Drone Shipping \$”,cost_drone, “as it is cheaper than Ground Shipping \$”,cost_ground, “& ground shipping premium \$125.”)
else:
print (“We recommend Ground Shipping \$”, cost_ground, “as it is cheaper than Drone Shipping \$”, cost_drone, “and Ground Shipping premium \$125.”)

The only problem I have is that there is a space between my cost_ground variables and cost_drone variables when the code is executed leaving a space like this \$ 120, rather than \$120, is there any way to remove this space?

Kind regards,

Geo

Try using `+` and `str( )` instead of having each thing you want to display as a separate argument for `print( )`.

``````print("Ground Shipping Premium is the cheapest method of delivery at \$125. Ground shipping = \$" + str(cost_drone) + " Drone shipping = \$" + str(cost_drone) + ".")
``````

Or you could use use `.format` [for strings] or use an f-string for the argument for `print( )`

Alternatively, you could set the `sep` parameter/argument for the print function call to be an empty string.

``````print("Ground Shipping Premium is the cheapest method of delivery at \$125. Ground shipping = \$",cost_drone, "Drone shipping = \$", cost_drone,".", sep="")
``````

Excellent, thank you