# Help for arithmetic arranger. I don't know where I got wrong here

Here is my code for the arithmetic arranger I think i got the errors right but sometimes the alignment gets messy and I don’t know why though. Your comments will be very helpful for me. Thank you very much.

``````def arithmetic_arranger(problems, second_arg=None):

upper_all = []

lower_all = []

lines_all = []

ans_all = []

if len(problems) <5:

for item in problems:

divided = item.split()

upper = divided[0]

operator = divided [1]

lower = divided[2]

line_length= max(len(divided[0]), len(divided[1])) + 2

lines = ''

for line in range(line_length):

lines += '-'

try:

if len(upper) < 5 and len(lower) < 5:

if operator == '+':

elif operator == '-':

else:

return "Error: Operator must be '+' or '-'."

else:

return "Error: Numbers cannot be more than four digits."

except:

return "Error: Numbers must only contain digits."

if second_arg == True:

upper_all.append(upper.rjust(line_length))

lower_all.append(operator + lower.rjust(line_length - 1))

lines_all.append(lines)

else:

upper_all.append(upper.rjust(line_length))

lower_all.append(operator + lower.rjust(line_length - 1))

lines_all.append(lines)

else:

return "Error: Too many problems."

if second_arg == True:

return f"{'   '.join(upper_all)}{chr(10)}{'   '.join(lower_all)}{chr(10)}{'   '.join(lines_all)}{chr(10)}{'   '.join(ans_all)}"

else:

return f"{'   '.join(upper_all)}{chr(10)}{'   '.join(lower_all)}{chr(10)}{'   '.join(lines_all)}"
``````

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I don’t see the problem at a glance. What error messages are you getting?

I got the problem on the alignment (used the wrong index lol) but the error I still don’t know. I will print screen the failed tests

You can have up to 5 problems.

oh isee my bad. I read it wrong. lol Thank you very much!

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Still wrong though. When I check it on VS code it runs well.

It looks like a spacing issue.

I added strip but it is still not working. Here’s my VS code result.

Any change to the error messages?

None still. I’ll still try to think what to do.

The diff makes it look like the number of spaces between problems doesn’t look right.

Yep. The spaces is the problem. I counted four in the markdown but it should be five. Thank you very much!

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