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Joshua Faisal2,374 Points
I'd like you to now only print continents that begin with the letter "A". HINT: Remember that you can access characters
I don't understand how to do an if statement that detects the first letters of the elements inside the list
continents = [ 'Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia', ] # Your code here for continent in continents: print("* " + continents[0,3,5.6])
Brandon WhiteTreehouse Moderator
It may help to understand that a string is essentially a list of characters. So in order to target the third item in a list of foods like this:
foods = ['spaghetti', 'cheeseburger', 'dumplings', 'meatloaf', 'garden salad'] # you would/could do something like the following print("Food Item: ", foods) # output: Food Item: dumplings
So if you want to then target the third character in a string (which again is essentially a list of characters), you could do something like this:
my_fav_color = "candy apple red" # Print the third character in my_fav_color print("A Letter: ", my_fav_color) # output: A Letter: n
If you still have trouble figuring it out after that, let me know and I'll add an answer here. But hopefully, that info is enough for you to come up with the answer on your own.