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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Specific Index value

Nadia Balogou
Nadia Balogou
212 Points

I continue to get an error code for the variable that I want to set but I do not understand why

not quite sure why it is not defined

varl = "repete"

2 Answers

Great job! :thumbsup: This is the weird part about programming, and when I started programming for the first time, I didn't quite understand this either. The problem is Python (and almost every other programming language) starts counting from zero, so:

  • One will be zero
  • Two will be one
  • Three will be two
  • Four will be three
  • Five will be four
  • And so on and so forth

So when the challenge asks "Make sure index 5 is the letter t.", basically that means (if you start counting from one) to make sure index 6 to the letter t. Instead, try this code: (You try and do the next task :smile:)

var1 = "aaaaat"

Hope that helps! :dizzy:

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

You have two issues here:

  • the challenge asks for avariable named var1 (ending in a numeral one), you have varl (ending in lowercase L)
  • the item with index 5 must be the letter 't'. Since indexes start at 0, your index 5 letter is 'e'.

If you use the common spelling of "repeat", the index 5 letter (the sixth letter) will be "t".

var1 = "repeat"