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# May I get some help, How do I solve that?

Create a function named sillycase that takes a string and returns that string with the first half lowercased and the las

silly.py
```# The first half of the string, rounded with round(), should be lowercased.
# The second half should be uppercased.
# E.g. "Treehouse" should come back as "treeHOUSE"
def silycase(list_1):
```

and the second half with upper cased letters

## 2 Answers

Hi there,

Your method needs to take a parameter which is the word we're going to play around with. I called mine `word` as I lack imagination.

Then, determine the length of `word` so you can find its half-way point. I assigned the first half and second half into different local variables; you don't need to do that, but I found it clearer. So, I have `lower_half` assigned the first part of the `word` (from character zero to half its length (rounded)). I do the same for `upper_half` to assign the last half of the `word` to it. For each of these, I've called `lower()` and `upper()` where required.

I then add the two together and return the result.

I hope that makes sense. My code isn't the prettiest, but it works - I am sure there are more elegant solutions out there.

Steve.

```def sillycase(word):
lower_half = word[0:round(len(word)/2)].lower()
upper_half = word[round(len(word)/2):].upper()
return lower_half + upper_half
```

Thank you very much, it helped a lot!!