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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types list.remove()

Quintan Kelly
Quintan Kelly
188 Points

"Do not change states directly." I cannot understand how states.remove (5) is incorrect. Challenge Task 1. What do I do?

I added quotations to the last item list '5' and used the .remove ('5'). But I used states.remove. IF NOT states.remove what else could I possible use? I've been stuck for weeks searching youtube and other various search engines. I can't be using .remove this terribly. What is it I can do to get past this and comprehend it?

states = [
    ['red', 'green', 'blue'],

1 Answer

Ryan S
Ryan S
27,276 Points

Hi Quintan,

Are you leaving a space between "remove" and the parentheses? If so, then that is causing your problem. When calling methods or functions the brackets need to be directly adjacent to the method name.

Your first attempt as you described in the title of your question is correct, without the space.

states.remove(5)  #correct
states.remove (5)  #incorrect