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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Specific Index value

jamie Macdiarmid
jamie Macdiarmid
2,048 Points


Make a new variable named var1 that is either a list or a string. Make sure that var1[5], the item with an index value of 5, is the letter "t".

Understood Kenneth's last video on indexes but the wording in the challenge confused me?


1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The challenge want you to create a variable var1 where the item at index 5 is the letter "t". Since indexes count starting at 0 this would be the 6th letter in a string or the 6th element in a list:

# as a string
var1 = 'marmot'

# as a list
var1 = ['a', 'y', 'b', 'x', 'c', 't']
jamie Macdiarmid
jamie Macdiarmid
2,048 Points

Hi Chris. Thanks for your response. Just wasnt sure what string or list they meant. I suppose when they said 'create' I should know. Thanks again