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4.E: Functions (Exercises)

Exercise 4: What is the purpose of the "def" keyword in Python?

a) It is slang that means "the following code is really cool"
b) It indicates the start of a function
c) It indicates that the following indented section of code is to be stored for later
d) b and c are both true
e) None of the above

Exercise 5: What will the following Python program print out?

def fred():
   print("Zap")

def jane():
   print("ABC")

jane()
fred()
jane()

a) Zap ABC jane fred jane
b) Zap ABC Zap
c) ABC Zap jane
d) ABC Zap ABC
e) Zap Zap Zap

Exercise 6: Rewrite your pay computation with time-and-a-half for overtime and create a function called computepay which takes two parameters (hours and rate).

Enter Hours: 45
Enter Rate: 10
Pay: 475.0

Exercise 7: Rewrite the grade program from the previous chapter using a function called computegrade that takes a score as its parameter and returns a grade as a string.

Score   Grade
> 0.9     A
> 0.8     B
> 0.7     C
> 0.6     D
<= 0.6    F
Program Execution:
Enter score: 0.95
A
Enter score: perfect
Bad score
Enter score: 10.0
Bad score
Enter score: 0.75
C
Enter score: 0.5
F

Run the program repeatedly to test the various different values for input.