**Tell us what’s happening:**

I’m doing the Arithmetic Formatter ex and I’ve done everything except the answer formatting. Now my program prints correctly but I don’t know how to put the prints next to each other like shown in the example output. Thought about using lists and join method to get the formatting correctly but couldn’t find a way to do it. Any advice on how to do it correctly? Thanks!

**Your code so far**

def arithmetic_arranger(problems, print_or_no=False):

arranged_problems = {}

error = True

if len(problems) <= 5:

for i in problems:

problem = i.split()

try:

number1 = int(problem[0])

number2 = int(problem[2])

if len(str(number1)) > 4 or len(str(number1)) > 4:

print(“Error: Numbers cannot be more than four digits.”)

elif problem[1] == “+”:

arranged_problems[" “.join(problem)] = number1+number2

elif problem[1] == “-”:

arranged_problems[” ".join(problem)] = number1-number2

else:

error = False

print(“Error: Operator must be ‘+’ or ‘-’.”)

except:

error = False

print(“Error: Numbers must only contain digits.”)

else:

print(“Error: Too many problems”)

```
if print_or_no and error:
maksimi = 0
lista = []
for calc, answer in arranged_problems.items():
parts = calc.split()
if len(parts[0]) > len(parts[2]):
maksimi = len(parts[0])
elif len(parts[0]) < len(parts[2]):
maksimi = len(parts[2])
else:
maksimi = len(parts[0])
print(f"{parts[0]:>{2+maksimi}}\n{parts[1]:2}{parts[2]:>{maksimi}}\n{'-'*(maksimi+2)}\n{answer:>{maksimi+2}}\n")
elif print_or_no == False and error:
maksimi = 0
lista = []
for calc, answer in arranged_problems.items():
parts = calc.split()
if len(parts[0]) > len(parts[2]):
maksimi = len(parts[0])
elif len(parts[0]) < len(parts[2]):
maksimi = len(parts[2])
else:
maksimi = len(parts[0])
print(f"{parts[0]:>{2+maksimi}}\n{parts[1]:2}{parts[2]:>{maksimi}}\n{'-'*(maksimi+2)}")
```

arithmetic_arranger([“32 + 8”, “1 - 3801”, “9999 + 9999”, “523 - 49”], True)

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