Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices Slice Functions

Md Akibe Hashan
Md Akibe Hashan
2,408 Points

Make a new function named first_and_last_4. It'll accept a single iterable but, this time, it'll return the first four a

why this still showing not "didn't get the right value for first_and_last_4" I will be happy if anyone show my mistake

slices.py
def first_4(iterable):
    return iterable[:4]
def first_and_last_4(iterable):
    first=iterable[1:]
    last=iterable[-1:]
    result=first+last
    return result

1 Answer

Mohit Yadav
Mohit Yadav
8,292 Points

You did the first_4 function correctly and needed to put that as it is in the first_and_last_4

def first_4(iterable):
    return iterable[:4]
def first_and_last_4(iterable):
    first=iterable[:4]
    last=iterable[-4:]
    result=first+last
    return result

In the first_and_last_4 function, for the first 4 part you need to set STOP as index 4 so it will loop from beginning as default and end at index 4 and for the last 4 you need to set START as -4 so it will go one step from -4 ahead each time and end at the last value with default step of 1