##### Problem with my If, Elif, and Else code.
 Problem with my If, Elif, and Else code. ParkerS999 Unladen Swallow Posts: 2 Threads: 1 Joined: Sep 2020 Reputation: Sep-02-2020, 05:21 PM Hey what's up. I have a problem with a question of mine. I wrote these codes to program how many seconds are there since midnight. I'll type in what I have codded below. And I try to run the code, it is z little sloppy but still I thought it could work. When I run the program I type in my Hours, Minutes, and Seconds. Then I listed t and t2 as the equation for the inputs. I stated on the variable a == ether 'am' or 'pm'. and typing in the t for am and t2 for pm. When I do that all it does is copies am or pm that I typed. I am new to programming and I need some explanation on why this isn't the right. ```print('Hello, this is a program to calculate seconds since midnight.') print('What is the Hour now') h=(input(int)) print('What is the Minute now') m=(input(int)) print('What is the Second now') s=(input(int)) t = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s)) t2 = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s) * 2) a = print((input('Is it am or pm'))) if a == 'am': print('Your answer is, ', t, 'seconds since midnight') elif a =='pm': print('Your answer is, ', t2, 'seconds since midnight') else: "You have typed in the wrong inputs, try again."``` Reply Gribouillis Posts: 3,120 Threads: 44 Joined: Jan 2018 Reputation: Sep-02-2020, 05:26 PM (This post was last modified: Sep-02-2020, 05:26 PM by Gribouillis.) The result of the `print()` at line 16 is not what you think. A call to `print()` returns the `None` value. Reply ParkerS999 Unladen Swallow Posts: 2 Threads: 1 Joined: Sep 2020 Reputation: Sep-03-2020, 01:29 AM (Sep-02-2020, 05:26 PM)Gribouillis Wrote: The result of the `print()` at line 16 is not what you think. A call to `print()` returns the `None` value. I see, So I deleted the print() from line 16, but now when I type in my numbers for the time I get 1's repeating. Is there something wrong with t and t2? and how do I fix that. Here is the code and I'll give you the details I used to start the program. ```print('Hello, this is a program to calculate seconds since midnight.') print('What is the Hour now') h=(input(int)) print('What is the Minute now') m=(input(int)) print('What is the Second now') s=(input(int)) t = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s)) t2 = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s) * 2) a = (input('Is it am or pm')) if a == 'am': print('Your answer is, ', t, 'seconds since midnight') elif a =='pm': print('Your answer is, ', t2, 'seconds since midnight') else: "You have typed in the wrong inputs, try again."```* Write a program to calculate the number of seconds since midnight. For example, suppose the time is 1:02:05 AM. Since there are 3600 seconds per hour and 60 seconds per minutes, it has been 3725 seconds since midnight (3600 * 1 + 2 * 60 + 5 = 3725). The program asks the user to enter 4 pieces of information: hour, minute, second, and AM/PM. The program will calculate and display the number of seconds since midnight. [Hint: be very careful when the hour is 12]. * do I just make the t = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s)), and t2 = ((3600 * h) + (m * 60 + s) * 2) and put them all in 1 ()'a sort of like this t2 = (3600 * h + m * 60 + s * 2) Reply bowlofred Da Bishop Posts: 1,274 Threads: 3 Joined: Mar 2020 Reputation: Sep-03-2020, 01:45 AM `h=(input(int))`The argument passed to input() (the bit inside the parenthesis) is what is shown to you on screen to prompt the input. You've printed your prompt in a separate statement. By putting `int` in there, it prints the string representation of the `int` object. So it prints ``Output:`` What you're not doing is you're not converting it to an int, but leaving it as a string. Then instead of doing numeric math, it interprets the `*` as string mulitplication. So you get 3600 copies of the hour. You need the int function (which has parenthesis) to convert a string to an int. `numeric_hours = int(string_hours)` Reply

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