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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Joel Rapp
Joel Rapp
862 Points

continental challenge

I am absolutely lost on the second part of this challenge where it asks to only name the "A" continents.

i rewatched the indexing video 3 times and it says nothing about how to access and print "only (blank) with this letter"

continents.py
continents = ['Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia']
for continent in continents:
    print("* " + continent)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,958 Points

It doesn't look like this code will pass task 1 yet. The "print" statement is printing the entire list ("continents" plural) each time instead of just one "continent".

When you do get to task 2, the instructions contain this "HINT: Remember that you can access characters in a string by index". So "continent[0]" would be a way to access just the first letter of a continent name. You can use that to construct an "if" statement to control when the print will run.

Joel Rapp
Joel Rapp
862 Points

right, i'm not sure why it had continents but i was on task 2.. but regardless so i would just have to write "continent[0] + continent [3]".. etc?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,958 Points

Why would you need the fourth letter (index 3)? Don't you just want to compare the first letter with "A"?