# What the problem with my code

``````import re

def arithmetic_arranger(problems, solve = False):
if(len(problems) > 5):
return "Error:Too many Problems"
first = ""
second = ""
line = ""
sumx = ""
string = ""
for problem in problem:
if(re.search("[^\\$0-9.+-]", problem)):
if(re.search("[/]", problem) or re.search ("*", problem )):
return "Error: Operator must be '+' or '-'."
return "Error:Numbers must be only contains digits"

firstnumber = problem.split(" ")[0]
operator = problem.split(" ")[1]
secondnumber = problem.split(" ")[2]

if(len(firstnumber) >= 5 or len(secondnumber) >= 5):
return "Numbers cant be more than 4 digits"

sum = ""
if(operator == "+"):
sum = str(int(firstnumber) + int(secondnumber))
elif(operator == "-"):
sum = str(int(firstnumber) - int(secondnumber)
length = max(len(firstnumber), len(secondnumber))
top = str(firstnumber).rjust(length)
bottom = operator + str(secondnumber).rjust(length - 1)
line = ""
res = str(sum).rjust(length)
for s in range(length):
line += "-"
if problem != problems(-1):
first += top + "  "
second += bottom + "  "
lines += line + "  "
sumx += res + "  "
else:
first += top
second += bottom
lines += line
sumx += res

if solve:
string = first + "\n" + second + "\n" + lines + "\n" + sumx + "\n"
else:
string = first + "\n" + second + "\n" + lines
return string
``````

Welcome to FCC.

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It would also be useful to provide a description of what is not working or what error you are seeing.

It seems you are returning on,y if `solve` is false, any reason there?

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