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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Specific Index value

Terrell Phinazee
Terrell Phinazee
1,675 Points

Help with index

Need help

index.py
var1 = 'opqrst'
var1.index('t')

2 Answers

I ran this, and it returns 5. That's correct. In the string 'opqrst', the 'o' is at index 0, 'p' is index 1, 'q' is index 2, 'r' is index 3, 's' is index 4, and 't' is index 5.

Terrell Phinazee
Terrell Phinazee
1,675 Points

Thanks Bob! It still says i'm having communication problems for some reason. I've reached out to support, so i'm waiting so I can move on.

Ah, the communication problem message. I've been getting that, especially around midday when internet traffic is heavy. I just click the X in the top right to close the message window, then click the "Check Work" button again. Sometimes it takes a few tries, but it eventually gets through.