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# Inexplicably cannot pass 2nd task in the challenge "Using stripos: Starts with R"

Hi everyone!

The first step of this challenge I've passed easy.

```<?php

\$var1 = "Broccoli";
\$var2 = "Cream Soda";
\$initial = "R";

if (stripos(\$var1,\$initial) == 1 && stripos(\$var2,\$initial) == 1) {

echo \$var1 . " and " . \$var2 . " both start with " . \$initial . ".";

} else {

echo "Either " . \$var1 . " or " . \$var2 . " doesn't start with " . \$initial . "; maybe neither of them do.";

}

?>
```

Task 1, code that passes the challenge:

```<?php

\$var1 = "Broccoli";
\$var2 = "Cream Soda";
\$initial = "R";

if (strpos(\$var1,\$initial) == 1 && strpos(\$var2,\$initial) == 1) {

echo \$var1 . " and " . \$var2 . " both start with " . \$initial . ".";

} else {

echo "Either " . \$var1 . " or " . \$var2 . " doesn't start with " . \$initial . "; maybe neither of them do.";

}

?>
```

Task 2: The code is now displaying the right message. Thanks! Let’s change both variables to words that do start with R to make sure the code still displays the right message: change \$var1 to Rocky Road and \$var2 to Raspberry.

I've done exactly what the task objective says:

```<?php

\$var2 = "Raspberry";
\$initial = "R";

if (strpos(\$var1,\$initial) == 1 && strpos(\$var2,\$initial) == 1) {

echo \$var1 . " and " . \$var2 . " both start with " . \$initial . ".";

} else {

echo "Either " . \$var1 . " or " . \$var2 . " doesn't start with " . \$initial . "; maybe neither of them do.";

}

?>
```

But instead of passing of the challenge I see the following error message: Oops! It looks like Task 1 is no longer passing.

What am I doing wrong?

the Rs are at position 0 not position 1 you need to test against position 0

Or I could say that the message that you are getting is exactly what you should be getting with Rs at the 0 place instead of the 1 place with the previous words.

Yep, I've already figured out that I got the first task of this challenge wrong.

Thank you in any way!

I've just passed these exercises and In fact I noticed that if you replace directly the value inside the variable by the ones they asked you to put, that doesn't work. Instead, I defined again the variables with the new variables and then it passed.

```   <?php
\$var1 = "Broccoli";
\$var2 = "Cream Soda";

\$var2 = "Raspberry";

\$initial = "R";
?>
```

I did this for each one and I could pass all the exercises successfully.

```<?php

\$var2 = "Raspberry";
\$initial = "R";

if (strpos(\$var1,\$initial) == 0 && strpos(\$var2,\$initial) == 0) {

echo \$var1 . " and " . \$var2 . " both start with " . \$initial . ".";

} else {

echo "Either " . \$var1 . " or " . \$var2 . " doesn't start with " . \$initial . "; maybe neither of them do.";

}

?>
```