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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Removing items from a list

Andrew Bickham
Andrew Bickham
1,461 Points

messy_list

```pythonmessy_list = ["a", 2, 3, 1, False, [1, 2, 3]]

messy_list.pop(3) messy_list.insert(0,1) messy_list.remove("a") del messy_list[-1] del messy_list[-2] del messy_list[-3] messy_list.remove(False)

so im on the second part of this challenge and I getting a MSG that says
Bummer: You need to move the 1 to the front of the list
Which i cleared already

```lists.py
messy_list = ["a", 2, 3, 1, False, [1, 2, 3]]

messy_list.pop(3)
messy_list.insert(0,1)
messy_list.remove("a")
del messy_list[-1]
del messy_list[-2]
del messy_list[-3]
messy_list.remove(False)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,708 Points

Your task 1 steps did place the 1 in front, but it gets deleted by your task 2 code.

Try printing out messy_list between each step to help you understand what each step is actually doing. I think you will discover that some of the steps are doing something different from what you intended!

I'll bet you can fix it after you've seen that.

Andrew Bickham
Andrew Bickham
1,461 Points

simple and easy, thanks steven