Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

I am not understand the directions

Please help me better under stand the directions
import random

def random_item("Treehouse"):
     random.randict(0 < 4) == secret_number
        return secret_number - 1

# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The example in comments only shows you how the function might be called, it's not how it would be defined. In particular, the parameters in a definition are never enclosed in quotes.

Then, the purpose of the function is not to return a random number. The random number will be used as an index to select an item in the argument, and that is what will be returned. So if you pass a word as the argument, what the function would return could be any single letter taken out of the word.