Why doesn’t it accept my answer if I put spaces around the slashes?


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Question

Why doesn’t it accept my answer if I put spaces around the slashes?

Answer

For any exercise on Codecademy, your code is checked over by tests running in the background when you press Run. If the instructions ask for a specific output, variable name, or value, that is exactly what you must type.
Computer’s aren’t able to interpret what you meant to type, so we have to use exactly what is being checked for, otherwise it’ll be counted wrong.
In this exercise, it asks for us to display the date as mm/dd/yyyy, without any spacing anywhere. So that’s exactly how we should print it, and including spaces will throw a convenient error message:
It looks like there are spaces surrounding the slashes.


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