# Program to find the nth prime number

I wrote a code in python to find the nth prime number.

```print("Finds the nth prime number")
def prime(n):
primes = 1
num = 2
while primes <= n:
mod = 1
while mod < (num - 1):
ptrue = 'true'
if num%(num-mod) == 0:
ptrue = 'false'
break
mod += 1
if ptrue == 'true':
primes += 1
return(num)
nth = int(input("Enter the value of n: "))
print(prime(nth)
```

The code looked fine to me, but it returns an error when I run it:

```  Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:/Users/AV/Documents/Python/nth Prime.py", line 17, in <module>
print(prime(nth))
File "C:/Users/AV/Documents/Python/nth Prime.py", line 13, in prime
if ptrue == 'true':
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'ptrue' referenced before assignment
```

It appears to me as if it is trying to say that I am referring to ptrue in the last line even though I am not. What is the problem here… Can anyone help?

how about using `Boolean` ? and initalize `ptrue` out of `while loop`

```print("Finds the nth prime number")
def prime(n):
primes = 1
num = 2
while primes <= n:
mod = 1
ptrue = True
while mod < (num - 1):
if num%(num-mod) == 0:
ptrue = False
break
mod += 1
if ptrue == True:
primes += 1
return(num)
nth = int(input("Enter the value of n: "))
print prime(nth)
```