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

Robert Baucus
Robert Baucus
3,400 Points

Dictionary Basics, Task 1 of 2, won't accept answer even though answer seems correct!


I put the following code into the challenge Quiz:

player = { "name" : "Diarrhea Jones" , "remaining_lives" : "3" }

And the quiz gives me the dreaded " Bummer" error message:

player['remaining_lives'] does not equal '3'

As far as I can tell I have setup the dictionary properly and spelled the words correctly and it works in the Python shell and Workspace.

These quizes are super difficult to get to work! ARGHGHG!

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,853 Points

Hey Robert,

You're on the right track, but you didn't assign the correct value to remaining_lives. Right now you are assigning a string (you have surrounded the 3 with quotation marks)... so not a numerical value. Which means, then, there really aren't any lives remaining. You need to be assigning an Integer as the value.

player = {"name": "Diarrhea Jones", "remaining_lives": 3}

Keep Coding! :) :dizzy:

Robert Baucus
Robert Baucus
3,400 Points

I get it. I totally forgot about that. Thanks!