[Tutor] While Loop Help

Matthew Nappi matthew.nappi at stonybrook.edu
Thu Dec 11 05:20:12 CET 2014

```Hello All:

I am working on the challenges from “Python Programming for the Absolute
Beginner” Chapter 3.  I am asked to modify the original code pasted below
to limit the number of guesses a player has to guess the number.  I did so
(code pasted below); however if a player guesses the right number they
still receive an ending message indicating that they failed.  How can I
modify the code without using any advanced techniques to have a different
message in the event of a successful guess?  Thanks in advance!

*Original Code:*

# Guess My Number

#

# The computer picks a random number between 1 and 100

# The player tries to guess it and the computer lets

# the player know if the guess is too high, too low

# or right on the money

import random

print("\tWelcome to 'Guess My Number'!")

print("\nI'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100.")

print("Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n")

# set the initial values

the_number = random.randint(1, 100)

guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))

tries = 1

# guessing loop

while guess != the_number:

if guess > the_number:

print("Lower...")

else:

print("Higher...")

guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))

tries += 1

print("You guessed it!  The number was", the_number)

print("And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n")

input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")

*My Modified Code:*

# Guess My Number

#

# The computer picks a random number between 1 and 100

# The player tries to guess it and the computer lets

# the player know if the guess is too high, too low

# or right on the money

import random

print("\tWelcome to 'Guess My Number'!")

print("\nI'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100.")

print("Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n")

# set the initial values

the_number = random.randint(1, 100)

guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))

tries = 1

# guessing loop

while guess != the_number and tries < 10:

if guess > the_number:

print("Lower...")

elif guess < the_number:

print("Higher...")

else:

print("You win.")

guess = int(input("Take a guess: "))

tries += 1

print("You fail!  The number was", the_number)

input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")
```