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##### HELP

So, i'm making a Text Adventure Game but I need help. I am trying to make a system where I have a set amount of money, and when I type in an item and say confirm, I have the Item and My balance goes down by the price of the item.

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OldWizard209 (1498)

You can do this simply by using plain if statements.

### Here are the steps

• Set an amount of money.
• Create a list of items.
• Take user input.
• If user input is in the items' list, then
• Compare user input with list items and the one that matches, subtract the money from it.

Here is the code:

``````items = ['bottle', 'cup', 'glass', 'plate']
money = 100

user_input = input("What item do you want to buy?: ")

if user_input == 'bottle' and money != 0:
money -= 15
print(money)
break
elif user_input == 'cup' and money != 0:
money -= 10
print(money)
break
elif user_input == 'glass':
money -= 20
print(money)
break
elif user_input == 'plate' and money != 0:
money -= 25
print(money)
break
else: print("You broke LOL")``````

But, while coding, always use efficient code. The above code is repetitive so I would recommend using a dictionary. Set key, value pairs of prices, and then if user input matches one of them, subtract the money:

``````items = {
'bottle' : 15, # item with price
'cup' : 10,
'glass' : 20,
'plate' : 25}

money = 100
while True:
user_input = input("What item do you want to buy?: ")

if user_input not in items:
print("What are you buying lOl.")

if money == 0:
print("You broke lol")

money_sub = items[user_input]
money -= money_sub
print(money)``````

Hope this helps :P.

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AdvaitoWan (1)

@OldWizard209 There's a syntax error in both of them...