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christian craigen159 Points
messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3] del 
Stuart Wright41,115 Points
To delete a list element using the del keyword, you need to use the index, rather than the value. So for the xth element, you would do:
Just replace the x with the position in the list that the value 8 is it. Remember to begin counting from 0 rather than 1.