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iOS Swift 2.0 Basics Swift Types String Manipulation

Cannot figure out what makes this string invalid

Greeting is supposed to be an interpolated string that incorporates the following:

  • "Hi there, "
  • Constant named name
  • "."

Any assistance would be much appreciated

// Enter your code below

let name = "Clay Walter"

let greeting = "\("Hi there"), \(name)\(".")"

1 Answer

Tobias Mahnert
Tobias Mahnert
89,414 Points

You're very close. Check the answer below and if you have any further questions let me know

let name = "Clay Walter"

let greeting = "Hi there,\(name)."

Thanks so much!

MIchael Montoya
MIchael Montoya
3,222 Points

Can you explain why the first answer was incorrect?

Tobias Mahnert
Tobias Mahnert
89,414 Points

He uses the wrong syntax which throws an Error. If you want to incorporate strings which are declared to constants or variables incorporate into other strings, you have to use the syntax like in the example above. You can also declare hi there to a separate variable and incorporate two variables to pass the challenge. I'm sure there are also other ways to do it but sometimes the challenge only concentrates on one particular way to solve it. Below you have an example how to do it with two variables

let name = "Cley Walter"
let extend = "Hi there"

let greeting =  "\(extend), \(name)."