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# How can I just print the elements begin with an "A"?

I know that I need to use indexing, but I still don't know how to do it.

continents.py
```continents = [
'Asia',
'South America',
'North America',
'Africa',
'Europe',
'Antarctica',
'Australia',
]

As = continents

del As[1]
del As[1]
del As[2]
for A in As:
print("*", A)
```

You can do so like this:

```continents = [
"Asia",
"South America",
"North America",
"Africa",
"Europe",
"Antarctica",
"Australia",
]

for obj in continents:
if obj[0] == "A":
print(obj)
```

`When you are looping through the list of continents, obj[0]` is the first letter (index) of each continent.

Don't modify the list itself! Instead, go back to the code you had from task 1 with the loop that printed out all the items. Then add a conditional ("if") statement to control the "print".

In the conditional expression you can compare the first letter of the name (using indexing) to see if it is equal to "A".

I know what you mean, but unfortunately, I still don't what to do. : ( Someone else has helped me with this problem. Thanks a lot. : )

I was trying to help you solve it yourself rather than just doing the solution for you.