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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types list.remove()

Linh Tran
Linh Tran
177 Points

How to use the .remove() method to remove the last item from the list?

How to use the .remove() method to remove the last item from the list? states = [ 'ACTIVE', ['red', 'green', 'blue'], 'CANCELLED', 'FINISHED', 5, ] states=states.remove([5]) print(states)

states = [
    ['red', 'green', 'blue'],

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing great, but there's a couple of things to note here. First, the challenge doesn't ask you to print anything so you shouldn't. Secondly, you're not removing 5. You're removing an array containing one element [5]. And that doesn't exist. Also there's no need to try to reassign the states.remove back into states.

:bulb: If a challenge doesn't explicitly ask you to do something, it's best not to do it. Even fully functional code can cause a challenge to fail if it's not identical to what they're expecting.

Here's the line you need:

Linh Tran
Linh Tran
177 Points

oh, I see it seems i'm overthinking here thanks! :D