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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Vakkala Kiran
Vakkala Kiran
353 Points

Let's add a new string variable for displaying our menu items. Make a new variable named menu that's set to "Our availa

Let's add a new string variable for displaying our menu items. Make a new variable named menu that's set to "Our available flavors are: {}.". please help

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(";")


menu = "Our available flavours are: {} ."., sundaes(";"split(sundaes))

After your last quote in the menu declaration you need to add: .format() then you need to join: ', ' with sundaes:

.format(', '.join(sundaes))

Something like that.

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

:point_right: It looks like you have a few issues:

  • for this challenge, you must use the American spelling of "flavors"
  • for task 3, you've already split the original list into sundaes, so now you will join it
  • the challenge wants you to join using ", " (comma and space) instead of ";" (semicolon)
  • you need a period (.) between the string and the join
  • your re-joined list needs to be the argument of a format method call (there's no "sundaes" method)
  • there's a stray comma after the period before what will be "format"

And while it doesn't actually hurt anything, line 2 is a duplicate of line 1 and can be removed.

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

i tried this - menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(join(sundaes)) its not working :(

Sandeep Krishnan
Sandeep Krishnan
9,730 Points

got it -

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(".".join(sundaes))

i think technically this should also work

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(.join(sundaes))