So I have this assignment and I have a question about a part I don't know how to do, can you guys help me?
def main(): # Please see the comments largest = 0 for index in range(3): # Enter the value(s) in the parenthesis to run the loop 3 times number1 = int(input("Please enter the first number: ")) number2 = int(input("Please enter the second number: ")) number3 = int(input("Please enter the third number: ")) # insert call to function find_largest after this comment. # find_largest will take in three parameters and will return the largest of the 3 numbers result = find_largest(number1, number2, number3) # insert the statement to print the three numbers entered and the largest number after this comment. print("The numbers you entered were, \n", [number1, number2, number3]) print ("The largest of the numbers you entered is", result) def find_largest(a, b, c): # insert parameters in the parenthesis # Write the code for this function here. # find_largest will take in three parameters and will return the largest of the 3 numbers # These three numbers are passed in as parameters from the main function # Hint: if and elif - no loop needed here if (a > b) and (a > c): largest = a elif (b > a) and (b > c): largest = b else: largest = c return largest main() # this is the call to main() that will make the program run
So, my question is the part:
for index in range(3): # Enter the value(s) in the parenthesis to run the loop 3 times
I don't know what to add so the loop run 2 more times after it has found the largest number
The loop you have makes the first two iterations of the loop pointless, as each time you loop, you are reassigning new numbers to the three number variables. As a result, only the numbers entered in the last iteration of the loop are ever used for anything. I think this would make more sense:
numbers =  for i in range(3): input = int(input("Enter number: ")) numbers.append(input)
This will give you a list called numbers with 3 numbers in it entered by the user. Then you can do what you want with them. Having said that, you really don't need a for loop to do this. As Craig Burgler mentioned.
Alternatively(though this doesn't use range...):
number1 = 0 number2 = 0 number3 = 0 for i in (number1, number2, number3): i = int(input("Enter number: "))