# Sal's Shipping - Syntax Errpr

Hello all!

I’m doing a small project and I can’t figure out why I’m getting a syntax error for the following code:

``````f weight <= 2:
cost_ground = weight * 1.5 + 20
elif weight >= 2 or <= 6:
cost_ground = weight * 3.00 + 20
elif weight > 6 or == 10:
cost_ground = weight * 4.00 + 20
else:
cost_ground = weight * 4.75 + 20
``````

The syntax error is as follows:

File “shipping.py”, line 7
elif weight >= 2 or <= 6:
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

As alywas, I’d be so grateful for some help!

Kind regards,
V

double check your values in your conditionals-- `if, elif` and comparison operators.

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Unfortunately, Python does not accept such syntax - the assumption that `<=6` is also referring to `weight`. You need explicitly include `weight`:
`elif weight >=2 or weight <=6:`

Also, your condition doesn’t seems quite right. Do you mean weight between 2 and 6?
Suppose weight = 10, that condition will satisfy.

I meant greater than or equal to 2 or less than or equal 6. I’m getting the wrong calculation now so I’ve gone wrong somewhere.

I see where I’ve gone wrong. I was using or instead of and.

ive also been having a syntax error occur on me but i cant figure out why, mabey some one can help me out?

``````weight = 8.4
``````

# ground shipping prices

price_per_pound = 1.50
shipping_cost = weight * price_per_pound + 20
if weight <= 2:
elif weight > 2 or weight <= 6:
price_per_pound = 3.00
elif weight > 6 or weight <= 10:
price_per_pound = 4.00
else: weight > 10
price_per_pound
print(shipping_cost)

the error code is
File “shipping.py”, line 6
elif weight > 2 or weight <= 6:
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

ive had to rewrite it twice and i had it “right” so that line 6 was written the exact same way but now that i tried to fix the double answer i was getting in the output it says its not right, thanks in advance for the help.

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Have you checked the indentation of this code? Was part of an `if` statement missed or have you tried to nest `elif` without an `if` statement (something like the following would be valid)-

``````if x == 3:
if x != 10:  # if statement inside the other if is fine
print("yes")
# an unindented elif is fine as it part of the first if statement
elif x == "red":
print("no")
``````
``````weight = 8.4
# ground shipping prices
price_per_pound = 1.50
shipping_cost = weight * price_per_pound + 20
if weight <= 2:
elif weight > 2 or weight <= 6:
price_per_pound = 3.00
elif weight > 6 or weight <= 10:
price_per_pound = 4.00
else: weight > 10
price_per_pound
print(shipping_cost)
``````