# Resolved: Multiply sign using spyder!

Hi, I am already taking the python programmer boothcamp course and I had a little problem when I arrived to the loop section. Here is my problem:
When I try to make a multiplication with the sign ' * ', the computer send me back an 'n' times the number that I want to multiply. I think it is the best I can explain it. For example: If I try this

num_1 = input("Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>") while (not num_1.isdigit()) or (int(num_1) < 1 or int(num_1) > 12):

print("You must write a number between 1 and 12")

num_1 = input("Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>")

print("==============================")

print()

print(f'This is the {num_1} times table')

print()

for i in range(1,13):

print(f'{i} x {num_1} = {i * num_1}') it gets me: Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>2

============================== This is the 2 times table 1 x 2 = 2

2 x 2 = 22

3 x 2 = 222

4 x 2 = 2222

5 x 2 = 22222

6 x 2 = 222222

7 x 2 = 2222222

8 x 2 = 22222222

9 x 2 = 222222222

10 x 2 = 2222222222

11 x 2 = 22222222222

12 x 2 = 222222222222 I am using spyder as the platform.

num_1 = input("Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>") while (not num_1.isdigit()) or (int(num_1) < 1 or int(num_1) > 12):

print("You must write a number between 1 and 12")

num_1 = input("Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>")

print("==============================")

print()

print(f'This is the {num_1} times table')

print()

for i in range(1,13):

print(f'{i} x {num_1} = {i * num_1}') it gets me: Please enter a number between 1 and 12 :>2

============================== This is the 2 times table 1 x 2 = 2

2 x 2 = 22

3 x 2 = 222

4 x 2 = 2222

5 x 2 = 22222

6 x 2 = 222222

7 x 2 = 2222222

8 x 2 = 22222222

9 x 2 = 222222222

10 x 2 = 2222222222

11 x 2 = 22222222222

12 x 2 = 222222222222 I am using spyder as the platform.

2 answers ( 1 marked as helpful)

Hi Octavio,
thanks for reaching out! The problem occurs, because your num_1 is a string, instead of an integer.
All you need to do is, after the user has selected a number and before you start the print statement, to convert your num_1 to an integer, like so:
num_1 = int(num_1)
and you should get the correct result
Best,
Eli

Thank you so much Eli, it was very helpful