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# 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

index.py
```varl = "repete"
```

Great job! 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 )

```var1 = "aaaaat"
```

Hope that helps!

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"
```