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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices Slice Functions

I'm stuck unit3 - Challenge Task 3 of 4

Unit 3 Collections Challenge Task 3 of 4

OK, try this one on for size: create a new function named odds that returns every item with an odd index in a provided iterable. For example, it would return the items at index 1, 3, and so on. what could be the expected solution other than mine!

def odds(iterable):

def first_4(iterable):
    return iterable[0:4]

def last_4(iterable):
    return iterable[-4:]

def first_and_last_4(iterable):
    l1 = first_4(iterable)
    l2 = last_4(iterable)
    return l1 + l2

def odds(iterable):
    return iterable[0::2]

def is_odd(i):
    return (i % 2) != 0

def odds(iterable):
    results = list()
    index = 0
    for number in iterable:
        index += 1

    return results

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,770 Points

It looks like you have three different defintions for "odds", but you only need one. Your very last one will pass the challenge, but the purpose of the challenge is to practice using slices, and that solution does it with a loop instead.

Your second version was close, but it starts the slice on an even index (0) instead of an odd one.

Thank you Steven, I'm currently in the challenge 3 of 4 and it requested to use the last function in my code which is 'odds' however, the solution is refused, no idea why, i'm sure it's correct

any help :)

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,770 Points

The (third) solution shown here will work, but remove the other two "def odds".

Thank you Steven. Worked

I looked at multiple forums for this question and there is no solutions that work!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,770 Points

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