Learn How to Work with Numbers and Strings by Implementing the Luhn Algorithm - Step 33

Tell us what’s happening:

If i leave it like that it gives me an output that seems correct but it doesn’t let me continue.
The hint is " You should have if verify_card_number(translated_card_number): within the main function."

but if i put the colon at the it sends an error.

Your code so far

def verify_card_number(card_number):
    sum_of_odd_digits = 0
    card_number_reversed = card_number[::-1]
    odd_digits = card_number_reversed[::2]

    for digit in odd_digits:
        sum_of_odd_digits += int(digit)

    sum_of_even_digits = 0
    even_digits = card_number_reversed[1::2]
    for digit in even_digits:
        number = int(digit) * 2
        if number >= 10:
            number = (number // 10) + (number % 10)
        sum_of_even_digits += number
    total = sum_of_odd_digits + sum_of_even_digits
    print(total)
    return total % 10 == 0

# User Editable Region

def main():
    card_number = '4111-1111-4555-1142'
    card_translation = str.maketrans({'-': '', ' ': ''})
    translated_card_number = card_number.translate(card_translation)
    if verify_card_number(translated_card_number) == True:
        print("VALID!") 
    else:
        print("INVALID!")

# User Editable Region


main()

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Challenge Information:

Learn How to Work with Numbers and Strings by Implementing the Luhn Algorithm - Step 33

Welcome to the forum @HarMing

You don’t need an equality and True check.

If the condition is true, this statement executes, else if it is not true the next statement executes instead.

Happy coding