Making lists with a new var 'colors' added to 5 other things in the list. please help
I'm trying to create a new variable named 'colors'. Next I want to add 'colors' to my list along with five other things. How do I even begin?
name = "colors" my_list = [red, blue, yellow] my_list.append [name]
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 56,392 Points
1 Make a new variable named colors.
A new variable is made by assigning something to a newly name object:
colors = something
2 Assign it to a list of at least 5 items.
A list is denoted by square brackets
. Items inside are separated by commas
colors = 
3 They should be colors but I won't mark you off for that.
The names of colors are strings. String need to be enclosed in matching quotation marks.
colors = ['red', "blue", "green", "puce", 'ecru']
The exercise says "colors" but it really means strings representing colors.
# Example of a list of shapes (strings representing shapes). shapes = [ "square", "circle", "rectangle", "triangle", "oval" ] # example of list of "fruits" (or strings representing fruits) fruits = [ "apple", "banana", "orange", "cherry", "lemon", "lime", "coconut" ]
In your code, you are missing quote marks, so python thinks they are variables:
my_list = [red, blue, yellow] #python will think red, blue, yellow are variables, not colors.
thanks everybody. I only get time to work on this intermittently but will continue. I appreciate all the help!