sully - 29 days ago 10

Python Question

I am trying to write a Python program that charges the parking fee for how many hours you have parked.

Everything works fine until the minutes exceed 300.

I have played with returns and every time I did that after the input I would get successful completion no output.

When I put in 600 minutes (10 hours) I get a fee of 40 dollars when it should be 30 dollars.

Here is my code:

`import math`

rate1 = 5

rate2 = 4

rate3 = 3

m = int(input('Please enter the number of minutes parked: '))

if m <= 60:

x = m/60

fee = math.ceil(x) * 5

print('Parking fee for',m,'minutes is $',fee)

elif m>60 & m<=300:

x = m/60

fee = math.ceil(x) * rate2

print('Parking fee for',m,'minutes is $',fee)

elif m>300:

x = m/60

fee = math.ceil(x) * rate3

print('Parking fee for',m,'minutes is $',fee)

else:

print('Invalid input')

output:

`Please enter the number of minutes parked: 600`

Parking fee for 600 minutes is $ 40

Process finished with exit code 0

Answer Source

```
if m > 60 & m <= 300:
```

should be:

```
if m > 60 and m <= 300:
```

or

```
if 60 < m <= 300:
```

`&`

is the bit-wise `AND`

operator, `and`

is the logical `AND`

operator (this is analogous to the difference between `&`

and `&&`

in C, PHP, and Javascript).