Learn the Bisection Method by Finding the Square Root of a Number - Step 18

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I am confused why my code is incorrect. I have tried root is not None & root != None. Additionally, the error message I get states that the print function is not in the body of the else function which is not true.

Your code so far

def square_root_bisection(square_target, tolerance=1e-7, max_iterations=100):
    if square_target < 0:
        raise ValueError('Square root of negative number is not defined in real numbers')
    if square_target == 1:
        root = 1
        print(f'The square root of {square_target} is 1')
    elif square_target == 0:
        root = 0
        print(f'The square root of {square_target} is 0')

    else:
        low = 0
        high = max(1, square_target)
        root = None
        
        for _ in range(max_iterations):
            mid = (low + high) / 2
            square_mid = mid**2

            if abs(square_mid - square_target) < tolerance:
                root = mid
                break

            elif square_mid < square_target:
                low = mid
            else:
                high = mid


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        if root is None:
            print(f"Failed to converge within {max_iterations} iterations.")
        else:
            root is not None
            print(f'The square root of {square_target} is approximately {root}')

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Learn the Bisection Method by Finding the Square Root of a Number - Step 18

Why do you have this part inside the else?

Thank you… I don’t know how to describe that mental error

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