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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Continents with A

Yes I did see a similar question, but I was unable to solve it still

My code:

continents = [ 'Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia', ]

Your code here

for continent in continents: if continent.startswith() = A: print("* " + continent)

What am I doing wrong? Does the if go before the for? Also, I'm having trouble understanding the hint with string and indexing. Could I get a definition of that please?

Thanks!

continents.py
continents = [
    'Asia',
    'South America',
    'North America',
    'Africa',
    'Europe',
    'Antarctica',
    'Australia',
]
# Your code here    
for continent in continents:
    if continent.startswith() = A:
        print("* " + continent)

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
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Hi! You're close. If you're going to use .startswith(), then you need to pass into the function the string you want to check against. Read more here. The function will return True or False if the string you passed in ('A') is at the beginning of the string you are checking it against (continent).

for continent in continents:
    if continent.startswith('A'):
        print("* " + continent)

Thank you! This helps so much Megan Amendola