Error with the first python challenge

Im trying to make the arithmetic arranger and here is my code:

def arithmetic_arrenger(problems, bool= False):
    #my approach consists in making one string for every line and then adding teh up at the end.
    #This way, sup its the top line, inf, the next line, das the dashes line, and sol its optional in the case of entering True as the second parameter
    sup = '' ; sol= '' ; das= '' ; inf= ''
    #checks if the number of problems its within the function limit
    if len(problems) > 5:
        return 'Too many problems'
    for problem in problems:
        (a,b,c) = problem.split()
        #checks the operator
        if b=='+' or b=='-':
            try:#checks the number its only made of digits
                A = int(a)
                C = int(c)
            except:
                return 'numbers must only contain digits'
            if len(a) > 4 or len(c) > 4:#checks the length of the digits
                return 'Numbers cant have more than 4 digits'
            if len(a)>len(c):
                dashes = len(a) + 2
                sup = sup + 2*' ' + str(a) + 4*' '
                inf = inf + b +(len(a)-len(c)+1)*' ' + str(c) + 4*' '
            else:
                dashes = len(c) + 2
                inf = inf + b + ' ' + str(c) + 4*' '
                sup = sup + (len(c)-len(a) + 2)*' ' + str(a) + 4*' '
            das = das + dashes*'_' + 4* ' '
            if bool:
                if b == '+':
                    s = str(A + C)
                    sol = sol + (dashes-len(s))*' ' + s + 4*' '
                else:
                    s = str(A - C)
                    sol = sol + (dashes - len(s)) * ' ' + s + 4 * ' '
        else:
            return 'Operator must be + or -'
    if bool:
        return sup.rstrip() + '\n' + inf.rstrip() + '\n' + das.rstrip() + '\n' + sol.rstrip()
    else:
        return sup.rstrip() + '\n' + inf.rstrip() + '\n' + das.rstrip()

when i run it on pycharm it goes well, but on the test it fails twice:

FAIL: test_arrangement (test_module.UnitTests)

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/runner/boilerplate-arithmetic-formatter-2/test_module.py”, line 10, in test_arrangement
self.assertEqual(actual, expected, ‘Expected different output when calling “arithmetic_arranger()” with [“3 + 855”, “3801 - 2”, “45 + 43”, “123 + 49”]’)
AssertionError: “Error: Operator must be ‘+’ or ‘-’.” != ’ 3 3801 45 123\n+ 855 [56 chars]----’

  • Error: Operator must be ‘+’ or ‘-’.
  • 3      3801      45      123
    
  • 855 - 2 + 43 + 49

: Expected different output when calling “arithmetic_arranger()” with [“3 + 855”, “3801 - 2”, “45 + 43”, “123 + 49”]

======================================================================
FAIL: test_solutions (test_module.UnitTests)

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/runner/boilerplate-arithmetic-formatter-2/test_module.py”, line 39, in test_solutions
self.assertEqual(actual, expected, ‘Expected solutions to be correctly displayed in output when calling “arithmetic_arranger()” with arithmetic problems and a second argument of True.’)
AssertionError: “Error: Operator must be ‘+’ or ‘-’.” != ’ 32 1 45 123\n- 698 [90 chars] 172’

  • Error: Operator must be ‘+’ or ‘-’.
  • 32 1 45 123
  • 698 - 3801 + 43 + 49

-666 -3800 88 172
: Expected solutions to be correctly displayed in output when calling “arithmetic_arranger()” with arithmetic problems and a second argument of True.
i need help to find where is my error.

Welcome to the forums @albertofelipezgarcia. When I test your code, it fails all the tests because this

is misspelled and can’t be imported by the tests. After fixing that, the other tests are also failing for similar reasons since the error messages your code returns do not match the ones in the spec and also, you are using underscores instead of dashes for the lines. Barring these errors, the rest looks like it should pass.

Good luck.

Ohhh, i see. Thanks for the correction. You help me a lot.