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ErinChristine
 3 years ago
I need some help with this piece of code!
month=0
debt=5,000
payment=100
interest=73.50
while month<12:
debt = payment
debt = interest
print debt
It is telling me that = is not valid.
What am I doing wrong.
ErinChristine
 3 years ago
I need some help with this piece of code! month=0 debt=5,000 payment=100 interest=73.50 while month<12: debt = payment debt = interest print debt It is telling me that = is not valid. What am I doing wrong.

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maskmethod
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Read the error message the interpreter is giving you closely. The clue you need is in there.

rsmith6559
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1debt = 5,000 # wrong debt = 5000 # right

msmithhnova
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a la python shell you are creating a tuple and then trying to += (concatenate) an int to it >>> debt=5,000 >>> debt (5, 0) >>> debt+=100 Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#253>", line 1, in <module> debt+=100 TypeError: can only concatenate tuple (not "int") to tuple as rsmith said above, get rid of the ','

Gianko15
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Don't forget that you never increase the value of month, your loop is endeless, never separate the numbers, only if they are floats. Remember also that, the interest are part of your payment, should be better if it looks like this: debt = debt  (payment+interest), that'll help if they ask you things like, total amount you paid.
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