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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String concatenation

I need help

OK! Make a new variable named subject that concatenates (uses the + sign) the string "Treehouse loves" and your name variable. You've probably received an email or two with this subject already!

I typed in the first variable . Then after that I do not know how to do this ..?

name = 'Alwi' + 'Shaik' + ' Delgado' + ' Alaudin'
subject = 'Treehouse Love'

1 Answer

Gyorgy Andorka
Gyorgy Andorka
13,811 Points

Hi! If you put a piece of text inside quotes (either single or double quotes, just be consistent), Python reads that as a string value (a string "literal"), which can be assigned to ("stored in") a variable. The task is to assign your name as a string to a variable called name. In the next step, concatenate this string (stored in the name variable) with the string 'Treehouse loves', and store the result in a variable called subject. You can concatenate string literals as well as variables referring to those strings.

# note: you don't have to put together your name
# from separate parts for this task
name = 'Alwi Shaik Delgado Alaudin'
# the first element is a string literal, the second element is
# the variable 'name' which refers to a string
subject = 'Treehouse loves' + name  
# the 'subject' variable's value will be the string
# 'Treehouse lovesAlwi Shaik Delgado Alaudin'