### Thread: Syntax Error: Invalid Token

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#### Syntax Error: Invalid Token

Ok guys, I am following from my book and I copied this exactly from it. I have looked over to make sure everything is typed out properly, and to me it is. This my my code:

Code:
```#
#  Word Problems.py
#  Demonstrates numbers and math
#
#  Created by Jonathan Stuparyk-Musso on 07/07/06.
#
print \
"""
If a pregnant hippo, weighing 2,000 pounds, gives birth to a 100 pound calf,
but then eats 50 pounds of food, how much does she weigh?"""
raw_input("Press the enter key to find out.")
print "2000 - 100 + 50 ",
print 2000 - 100 + 50

print \
"""
If an adventurer returns from a successful quest and buys each of 6 companions
raw_input("Press the enter key to find out.")
print "6 * 3 = ",
print 6 * 3

print \
"""
If a kid has 24 pieces of Halloween candy and eats 6 pieces a day, how many days
will the stash last?"""
raw_input("Press the enter key to find out.")
print "24 / 6 = ",
print 24 / 6

print \
"""
If a group of 4 pirates finds a chest full of 107 gold coins, and they divide the booty
evenly, how many coins will be left over?"""
raw_input("Press the enter key to find out.")
print "107 % 4 =",
print 107 % 4

print \
"""
If a restaurant check comes to 19 dollars with tip, and you and your friends split it evenly
4 ways, how much do you need to throw in?"""
raw_input("Press the enter key to find out.")
print "19 / 4 = ",
print 19 / 4
print "WRONG!"
raw_input("Press the enter key for the right answer.")
print 19.0 / 4

raw_input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")```
When I go to run it in the terminal, this is the error I get:

File "/Users/Jonathan/Documents/Python Scripts/wordproblems.py", line 32
print \
^
SyntaxError: invalid token
Now I don't see what the problem is since line 32 is:

Code:
`print \`
Any help is appreciated.
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Hi!

Whoa! This one was hard to find There's a space behind the "\". Delete the space and it works

Regards, mawe
3. Nice to have an editor that has a show-white-space option.
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I am currently using xCode on OS X Tiger. Thank you for your help, was REALLY stumped on that one, lawl.
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#### Thanks

It may be 2013, and this post is from 2006 but I had the exact same issue, I'm glad google can find old forum posts ha.
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In that case, for future searches, the "\" is not necessary in Python.
Code:
```print """If a group of 4 pirates finds a chest full of 107 gold coins, and they divide the booty
evenly, how many coins will be left over?"""```
And the answer is no coins are left over. The biggest, baddest pirate threatens to run through any one who tries to stop him from taking the extra coins-pirates don't leave leftover gold coins.
Last edited by dwblas; June 19th, 2013 at 05:16 PM.