# C4 W1 Exercise 4 - pool_forward

Hi, I have been receiving an error in the pool_forward function that I have not been able to resolve.

This is the output I am receiving:
mode = max
A.shape = (2, 3, 3, 3)
A[1, 1] =
[[1.96710175 1.96710175 1.96710175]
[1.96710175 1.96710175 1.96710175]
[1.62765075 1.62765075 1.62765075]]

mode = average
A.shape = (2, 3, 3, 3)
A[1, 1] =
[[0.04398565 0.04398565 0.04398565]
[0.01118852 0.01118852 0.01118852]
[0.0233857 0.0233857 0.0233857 ]]
Error: Wrong output in MAX-Pool for variable in position 0.
Error: Wrong output in AVG-Pool for variable in position 0.
4 Tests passed
2 Tests failed

For the max and average modes I am simply using np.max(a_prev_slice) and np.mean(a_prev_slice). I suspect that is where my error is but Iâ€™m not sure how to resolve it. Any hints would be greatly appreciated!

Using np.max and np.mean is correct, of course. So that suggests that your input values are incorrect. Note that your outputs are the same across each row in both cases, whereas the â€śexpected valuesâ€ť are not the same across each row. That suggests that your code for computing the â€śstart/endâ€ť values and how the strides work is incorrect.

Here are the correct values:

``````mode = max
A.shape = (2, 3, 3, 3)
A[1, 1] =
[[1.96710175 0.84616065 1.27375593]
[1.96710175 0.84616065 1.23616403]
[1.62765075 1.12141771 1.2245077 ]]

mode = average
A.shape = (2, 3, 3, 3)
A[1, 1] =
[[ 0.44497696 -0.00261695 -0.31040307]
[ 0.50811474 -0.23493734 -0.23961183]
[ 0.11872677  0.17255229 -0.22112197]]
All tests passed.
``````

Note that for the â€śmaxâ€ť case, your elements in the first column are correct, but in the â€śaverageâ€ť case they are not. That suggests that your â€śendâ€ť values are wrong.

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I got similar error. Look at the way you are extracting a_prev_slice. I suspect your slicing is good but r u using ( i) and (c) correctly to slice the right example and right channel? Hint: Pooling happens on one channel at a time as shown in A[i,h,w,c].
These are tricky examples :). Thanks for your help Paul.

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Thank you Paul and Shobhit. This helped resolve my issue. I was not slicing the channel appropriately.

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