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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

Noah Harness
Noah Harness
1,383 Points

length function with string arguments.

So I might be messing up on either the length part on the if statement or have used the wrong string argument. not sure


I appreciate all the support on these discussion forums

def just_right(str):
    if str.length < 5:
        return "Your string is too short."
    elif str.length > 5:
        return "Your string is too long."
        return True

1 Answer

Umesh Ravji
Umesh Ravji
42,361 Points

Hi Noah, in Python you use the len() function. In this case len(str) to get the length of the string :)

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi Umesh! Thanks for your help in the Community! I've switched your comment to an answer so that this will be marked as having an answer and so that you might receive upvotes and possibly "Best Answer" :sparkles: