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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices Back and Forth

Darren Taylor
Darren Taylor
1,052 Points

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

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

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! :sparkles:

Darren Taylor
Darren Taylor
1,052 Points

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