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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices Slice Functions

Matte Matt
Matte Matt
2,354 Points

I am stuck, I dont know how to do this

Any help?

slices.py
def first_4(iterable):
    return iterable[:4]

def first_and_last_4(iterable):
    return iterable[:4] and iterable[-4:]

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,451 Points

When concatenating (joining) strings together, use the "+" operator instead of "and".

Hello.

Assuming its like javascript, you can return one value. To return multiple values, you have to bundle it into one value via an object. So....make it a list.

It should be something like...

def first_4(iterable):
    return iterable[0:4]

def first_and_last_4(iterable):
    return [iterable[0:4], iterable[-4:]]
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,451 Points

What the instructions say is to "return the first four and last four items as a single value".

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