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Python Python Collections (Retired) Slices Slice Functions

Michael Pastran
Michael Pastran
4,727 Points

first_and_last_4 challenge

i dont get how to get this. the way that i am doing it, is im creating two difference slices but thats not what is asking me to do. i have to slice the first 4, and the last 4, all in one slice

def first_4(str):
  return str[:4]

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

def first_and_last_4(str):
  return str[0:4],str[-4:]

1 Answer

Can you try 2 slices, then concatenate them with the + operator?

Michael Pastran
Michael Pastran
4,727 Points

didnt even think about that. the instructions on these things are always so vauge. just did

return str[:4] + str[-4:]

thanks for the idea Brian