Need help (Basic python)...what did I do wrong?

frankie_85 steveadi at
Sat Oct 28 10:36:59 CEST 2006

Hi everyone,

I just made a simple code which is part of my assignment but I can't
figure it out what's wrong with it. (always give me error messages)

What the code basically does is:

a function that takes one floating point number x as its argument and
returns (the square root of the absolute value of x) plus (5 times x

and read 5 floating point values from the user into a list then apply
the function to each value in the list and print the results in reverse

import math

print "Enter 5 values:"
a = float(raw_input())
b = float(raw_input())
c = float(raw_input())
d = float(raw_input())
e = float(raw_input())

def funct(a, b, c, d, e):
    a_1 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(a)) + 5((math.pow(a,3)))
    b_2 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(b)) + 5((math.pow(b,3)))
    c_3 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(c)) + 5((math.pow(c,3)))
    d_4 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(d)) + 5((math.pow(d,3)))
    e_5 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(e)) + 5((math.pow(e,3)))
    return a_1
    return b_2
    return c_3
    return d_4
    return e_5
    print e_5, d_4, c_3, b_2, a_1

funct(a, b, c, d, e)


it always gives me these error messages:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/x/Documents/", line 25, in <module>
    funct(a, b, c, d, e)
  File "/Users/x/Documents/", line 11, in funct
    a_1 = math.sqrt(math.fabs(a)) + 5((math.pow(a,3)))
TypeError: 'int' object is not callable

What did I do wrong? Please help me

Thanks in advance

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