The big if, the flying circus

hi all,

can u please find my problem here?

input = raw_input("Pick a number:")
print the_flying_circus(input)

def the_flying_circus(input):
	if (input > 6) and (input != 7):
		return "True"
	elif input == 7:
		return	"not 7"
	else:
		return "try again"
		
		print the_flying_circus(input)
		print the_flying_circus(input)
		print the_flying_circus(input)

the output i get:
Pick a number: 7
True
None

the error:
Oops, try again. the_flying_circus should not take any arguments.

thank you!!!

This is not a problem any of us wish to solve under the present duress.

im sorry, not got you,
under what?

Hi Tom,

Your code’s indentation isn’t currently showing up, which makes it so we can’t run the code to find the problem in it. Please read:

http://discuss.codecademy.com/t/using-backticks-to-format-your-code/3697/2?u=zystvan

then edit your post and format your code so it shows up properly, and leave a reply so we’ll get a notification.

ahh ok
its done.

you can see now?

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Hello, @tom_vaknin!
The last lesson of the fifth section, Conditionals & Control Flow, is to simply create a program with the function given that follows the rules stated there:

1. if, elif, and else statements;
2. At least one of and, or, or not;
3. A comparator (==, !=, <, <=, >, or >=);
4. Finally, the_flying_circus() must return True when evaluated.

Like the error is telling you, there should be no argument for the function the_flying_circus() and you’re doing the opposite.
There’s no need to ask for input from the user, simply write the function and call it.

Quote me if there’s anything else I can help you with!

Best regards,
g4be

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First of all, delete those two out of there. You cant call “the_flying_circus”, if you haven’t even defined it… :confused:
As for the input, you should be able to input every time, you call the function, so it’s not good as where it is right now :slightly_smiling:

The error tells you, that the function shouldn’t take any arguments, so delete the “input” from there. :frowning:

About the number input I talked about before, should be placed around here:

def the_flying_circus():
    input = raw_input("Pick a number:")

As for the variable, you shouldn’t use input, because there is a built-in function called input(). Better use another name, so you don’t mix things up. Because you want a number (an integer), you should turn the input in an integer too, like int(raw_input("Pick a number: ") or input("Pick a number: "), both work fine. :smiley:

If you used raw_input() and call the function, you type 3 for example, the “3” will be a string, so it will never be True if you ask 3 == “3”. :sweat:

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well,
now im trying to do:

def the_flying_circus(answer):
    if answer > 6:
        return "True"
    elif (answer < 8) and (answer != 8):
        return "False"
    else :
        return "try again"
        
        print the_flying_circus(7)

not work again…
im little bit lost the way here…

@tom_vaknin: Your function the_flying_circus() should not have a parameter.
Parameter that “thing” between the parentheses in your function.

In that exercise you’re not supposed to have a parameter in that function so instead of:

def the_flying_circus(answer):

it should be

def the_flying_circus():

Quote me if there’s anything else I can help you with!

Best regards,
g4be

great! it works!!!

thank you very much

No problem, Tom! Glad to help.