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days_alive.py, I tried task 3 about 20 different ways and it won't work. I don't know if I am using the {} correctly.

I do not know how to insert a variable into a string using the {}.

2 Answers


Check out the Python documentation for some examples on how to use the string formatting methods!

https://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html#format-examples (For Python 2.7)

https://docs.python.org/3/library/string.html#format-examples (For Python 3.4 - the one Treehouse uses!)

Thank you for pointing me in the direction of that documentation. I will need to come back to this because that is a lot to learn in one sitting.

Hi Sam,

Here is the video that covers String Formatting.


Thank you, that worked. I just needed to watch the video and follow the procedure.