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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

I need help

How do i pull continents from the list that only begin with the letter A

continents.py
continents = [
    'Asia',
    'South America',
    'North America',
    'Africa',
    'Europe',
    'Antarctica',
    'Australia',
]
# Your code here

for continent in continents:
      print("* " + continent)

1 Answer

Cruze Howard
Cruze Howard
444 Points

Doing it like this allows every continent with A in it to be displayed. I checked out the Challenge and it seemed to be asking for Continents that had A in them at all, rather than just the beginning.

Your code here

for continent in continents:
    if ("A") in continent: 
        print("* " + continent)

If you wanted code that specifies it to start with the letter A you can use the .startswith instead

Your code here

for continent in continents:
    if continent.startswith("A"):
        print("* " + continent)