An argument is an independent value a function receives to deliver a specific output.
In programming languages, an argument replaces a parameter, a variable that transfers data between functions. Functions are reusable blocks of code that perform specific tasks by receiving arguments through parameters, allowing for the creation of responsive designs and applications.
Here’s an example of a code snippet with arguments:
def add_numbers(a, b, c):
return a + b + c
result = add_numbers(4, 8, 12)
print(result) # Output: 24
In this example, a, b, and c are parameters, while return is the function asking to return an output based on the given variables. However, the parameters require numeric values to calculate a result — arguments 4, 8, and 12 replace the parameters as independent variables to provide the program with enough information to deliver the desired result.
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