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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Dictionaries Dict Basics

confused about a quiz question (dict basics)

set the key color to the value 'red'.

my_car[ _____________ ] = ______________

in the first blank I put: "lambo", and in the second blank I put: {"red"}

I got an error: Bummer! Unfortunately, that answer is incorrect.

what am I doing wrong?

2 Answers

28,520 Points

The first blank should contain the key you are modifying/creating and the second blank should contain the value.

That means that you are creating a key called "lambo" and setting the value to a dictionary containing the string "red", which is not really what the quiz asks for.

The key should simply be "color" and the value just the string "red" like this:

my_car["color"] = "red"

Resurrecting this as I did the above:

my_car["color"] = "red"

and it returned an incorrect answer. Apparently the editor only accepts single quotes?

my_car['color'] = 'red'

Really destroyed my brain for a sec.