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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Sets Set Math

I've been struggling with all of the challenges since the challenges in the Dictionary section... don't get this

I don't understand what is asking me to do. I'm not sure if it is the wording of the questions, or if it is just me

def covers(topic):

    "Python Basics": {"Python", "functions", "variables",
                      "booleans", "integers", "floats",
                      "arrays", "strings", "exceptions",
                      "conditions", "input", "loops"},
    "Java Basics": {"Java", "strings", "variables",
                    "input", "exceptions", "integers",
                    "booleans", "loops"},
    "PHP Basics": {"PHP", "variables", "conditions",
                   "integers", "floats", "strings",
                   "booleans", "HTML"},
    "Ruby Basics": {"Ruby", "strings", "floats",
                    "integers", "conditions",
                    "functions", "input"}

1 Answer

Ivan Kazakov
Ivan Kazakov
Courses Plus Student 43,317 Points

I approached that as an evaluation of intersections (&) of target topicSet with topic sets of each course. If there are, I added the course to what is returned:

def covers(topicSet):
    result = []

    for course, topics in COURSES.items():
        if len(topics & topicSet) > 0:

    return result

Thanks, it's just I didn't understand what they were actually asking me to do. I find that some of the challenges are written in a way I don't understand. Your code makes complete sense to me however, so thanks for that. I'll just try and see how it relates to the question to gain a better understanding