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# Slices.py challenge.. Does anyone know how to do this?

The question reads:

Challenge Task 1 of 3

Let's get in some slice practice! Create a new variable named slice1 that has the second, third, and fourth items from favorite_things.

slices.py
```favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles',
'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string',
'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels']
slice1 = favorite_things[:]
slice1[2:5]
```

You created slice1 that is copy of favorite_things

## 1 Answer

STAFF

Hi there, Darren! igorevi is correct, you created a copy of favorite_things and assigned it to `slice1`. Also, you need to store the results of your `slice` somewhere. Slice by itself does not change the original list. Finally, the slice you would be getting in the last line isn't what they're asking for. Remember that lists are 0 indexed. It wants the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th items. Your slice would return the 3rd, 4th, and 5th items.

Here was my solution:

```slice1 = favorite_things[1:4]  #starting at the second item of favorite_things and going up to the 5th item
```

Hope this helps!

Thank you Jennifer for your informative explanation, much appreciated..! However, I did manage to get some help just before you posted your message.