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# Could someone please explain why my function isn't correct?

Hi,

On task 4 of Pyhton Collections challenge 'Slice Functions', the last function 'reverse_evens'. The code challenge is returning a 'Bummer: didn't get the right values from 'reverse_evens' error. But when I paste the code into the shell it returns the correct result.

The challenge is: "Make a function named reverse_evens that accepts a single iterable as an argument. Return every item in the iterable with an even index...in reverse.

For example, with [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] as the input, the function would return [5, 3, 1]."

https://teamtreehouse.com/library/python-collections-2/slices/slice-functions

Thanks,

Daniel

slices.py
```def first_4(iterable):
return(iterable[:4])

def first_and_last_4(iterable):
return(iterable[:4] + iterable[-4:])

def odds(iterable):
return(iterable[1::2])

def reverse_evens(iterable):
return(iterable[::-2])
```

Hi there, Daniel Murray ! It looks like you're doing terrific and yes, your last function does work, but only sometimes. Notably, it works when the length of the iterable is an odd number. For instance, here, you send in `[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]` and get back `[5, 3, 1]`, but if you send in `[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]` you get back `[6, 4, 2]`. I would expect to still get back `[5, 3, 1]` as those are the numbers at the even indexes from the beginning.