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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Sets Set Math

my function returns the right answers, why won't it pass the challenge?

i've tried a couple different methods, like converting the argument into a set by dong this:

a_set = {a_set}

but then if you pass in an actual set into the function and error shows up...

what to do...what to do?

i want a function that takes 1 set a paramater, and returns a list of courses whose values overlap with the given set parameter.

so first i created an empty list. then my next step was to go through each course now while looping through the course i want to check to see if the set of values of that course match with the given set. if it is a match add that course to my overlapping_course list. once the loop is complete show me the list

after checking my work i get bummer try again..

so it makes sense to me what am i missing? im excited i got this far by myself excitied to hear answers thank you very much!

    "Python Basics": {"Python", "functions", "variables",
                      "booleans", "integers", "floats",
                      "arrays", "strings", "exceptions",
                      "conditions", "input", "loops"},
    "Java Basics": {"Java", "strings", "variables",
                    "input", "exceptions", "integers",
                    "booleans", "loops"},
    "PHP Basics": {"PHP", "variables", "conditions",
                   "integers", "floats", "strings",
                   "booleans", "HTML"},
    "Ruby Basics": {"Ruby", "strings", "floats",
                    "integers", "conditions",
                    "functions", "input"}

def covers(a_set):
    overlapping_courses = []
    for x in COURSES:
        if a_set.intersection(COURSES[x]):
    return overlapping_courses

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,135 Points

Your code looks good to me. :+1:

So I tested it by pasting it directly into the challenge, and it passed task 1!

I've heard sometimes you need to restart the browser, give that a try.

Thank you Steven!