import math error

Mayank Tripathi oquanox at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 21:48:37 CET 2014


Why the colon in '(1,1,2)'?

On Mon Nov 17 2014 at 1:41:10 AM ryguy7272 <ryanshuell at gmail.com> wrote:

> When I type 'import math', it seems like my Python recognizes this
> library.  Great.  When I try to run the following script, I get an error,
> which suggests (to me) the math library is not working correctly.
>
> Script:
> import math
> def main():
>         print "This program finds the real solutions to a quadratic"
>         print
>         a, b, c = input("Please enter the coefficients (a, b, c): ")
>         discRoot = math.sqrt(b * b - 4 * a * c)
>         root1 = (-b + discRoot) / (2 * a)
>         root2 = (-b - discRoot) / (2 * a)
>         print
>         print "The solutions are:", root1, root2
> main()
>
> Error:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\QuadraticEquation.py", line 11, in <module>
>     main()
>   File "C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\QuadraticEquation.py", line 5, in main
>     a, b, c = input("Please enter the coefficients (a, b, c): ")
>   File "<string>", line 1
>     (1,1,2):
>            ^
> SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing
>
> The last line is line 11.  It seems like I need this, but that's what's
> causing the error.  Does anyone here have any idea what is wrong here?
>
> Thanks.
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