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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

How am I supposed to write this code?

I've run this code in work spaces and it worked fine but in the challenge am being told to try again what the hell?

# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"
import random

def random_item(string):
    length = random.randint(0, (len(list(string)) - 1))
    return print(string[length])

1 Answer

Ari Misha
Ari Misha
19,323 Points

Hiya Ian! There are couple of issues in your code to look out for. Firstly, you dont have to convert "string" argument to "list". Strings work pretty much similar to lists. You can pull out or read any alphabet in "string" with indexes. So just remove the "list()" method.

Secondly, the challenge wants ya to return the result. So yeah just remove "print()" from your last line of code. and you're good to go. (: