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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Bryony Stewart
Bryony Stewart
1,230 Points

(banana,py,Task 3) having trouble passing this one, and I am ending up confused

I am getting very mixed up on this task and not sure how to get a pass.

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(";") 
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(display_menu  
available.split(";") = display_menu
display_menu.split(', ')
Torsten Lundahl
Torsten Lundahl
2,570 Points

You are formatting menu with display_menu, before the variable has even been declared. What you want to do is to join the values inside sundaes using the join method, and assign the string to display_menu. After that you can format menu using display_menu.

Bryony Stewart
Bryony Stewart
1,230 Points

Thanks for your help Torsten ร–sterlund, I am forgetting to declared in most of my coding. I am really passionate about learning to write code at all levels, but I am worried about falling short and not being able to progress.

1 Answer

Try this:

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(";")
display_menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(', '.join(display_menu))

I'll explain step-by-step:

  1. We split the available variable by semicolons (this doesn't change the variable; it just returns the value) and store that value to a variable called sundaes.
  2. We join 'sundaes' by the ', ' string and store that value into a variable called menu.
  3. We format menu into the message the code challenge gave us and save that in a variable called display_menu, then...
  4. Ta-da! Code challenge complete :)

I hope this helps. :smile:

Good luck! ~Alex