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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String concatenation

name = "margaret" subject = "Treehouse loves + name"

In python I want to concatenate the subject "Treehouse loves" + name, so I wrote

name = "margaret" subject = "Treehouse loves" print (subject + name)

Obviously this is wrong but I'm not sure why

name = "margaret"
subject = "Treehouse loves"   +   name

I don't get it. Don't I have enough spaces in there? I added an extra space on both sides of the subject. So, should it be

strings.py name = "margaret" subject = "Treehouse loves" + name

6 Answers

subject = "Treehouse loves + Margaret"

I feel like a blockhead! once more

name = "Margaret" subject = "Treehouse loves" print (subject + name)

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
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Everything that's inside the quotation marks will end up as part of the string of characters that's inside the variable. The whitespace (aka spaces) outside of the quotation marks will not end up inside the variable.

So you have this variable:

name = "margaret"

If you concatenate (chain, add, attach) them together with the string "Treehouse loves" you're going to end up with the string "Treehouse lovesmargaret" because there is no space at the end of "Treehouse loves" or at the beginning of "margaret". So what you need to do is add a space into "Treehouse loves_" there where I put the underscore should be a SPACE. So the whole expression would look like this:

subject = "Treehouse loves " + name

Don't worry, once you get it, you won't forget it :)

I sure won't So... it's name = "Margaret" subject = "treehouse loves " + name

now I'm tripping up on the next challenge .format Great! I really need to look at a reference book but then I won't learn it so well as this is so tedious it's painful.

I will prevail!