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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Caleb Hughes
Caleb Hughes
904 Points

How do I print contents of a list based on the letter it begins with?

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continents = ['Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia']
# Your code here

for continent in continents: 
    print("* " + continent)

2 Answers

Philip Schultz
Philip Schultz
11,437 Points

Hey, Remember that strings are Iterable and you can view what the value of each character is by checking what is in their indexes.

if continent[0].lower() == 'a':

If you were to put this in the for loop it would allow you to check the first character of each word passed through it. Once this is nested in the for loop you can nest the print command in the if statement.

Susan krystof
Susan krystof
Courses Plus Student 2,662 Points

Loop through the contents of the list and check the first letter by using the index 0,

for continent in continents:
    if continent[0].lower == "a":