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Python Introducing Dictionaries Introducing Dictionaries Creating a Dictionary

Introducing dictionaries challenge task 2

I just don't know what i'm doing wrong. keeps saying try again.

student = {'name':'Angel','topic':'python'}
student['topic'] = 'topic'

2 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,857 Points

Hi Angel,

You're on the right track but just a bit mixed up.

To retrieve the value in the dictionary, you are correct with student['topic']. However, this is what needs to be assigned to the new variable. On the first line, you assigned the dictionary to the variable student, you'll notice that student does not have quotes surrounding it.
For the second task, you have to assign the value to a variable named topic, so topic will not have quotes and needs to be on the left side of the assignment operator.

So, just take what you have... flip it around and lose the quotes for the variable name.

Rest looks good! :thumbsup:

:) :dizzy:

For task 2 the variable will be on the left hand side and won't be enclosed in quotes.