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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Lane Fielder
Lane Fielder
1,438 Points

How to print items from a list that start with a certain letter.

I'm just trying to find the answer to this challenge question and I'm not having any luck. I know it's something along the lines of referencing the first character of each element in the list by using a for loop, but none of my solutions are working. In my head this should be correct, I'm defining "continent" as the new variable that will go through each element on the list and my if statement is saying that "if the first letter of each element contains "A" then I should print that element". Where am I going wrong with this?

continents = [
    'South America',
    'North America',

for continent in continents:
     if continent[0] == "A":
        print("* " + contintent)    


2 Answers

Lane Fielder
Lane Fielder
1,438 Points

Oh wow, haha. I feel like a dunce. Thanks for going over my code!