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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

traolach trewhella
traolach trewhella
Courses Plus Student 835 Points

ok in the video it was hard for me to pick this up now im having trouble with theas three qustions /problemssomeone help

if you could break down the questions very clearly i would appreciate it thank you(;

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

Here is one solution. Post back if you have specific questions.

# Task 1 of 3

# I think it's time for a snack. Luckily I have a string full of types
# of ice cream sundaes. Unluckily, they're all in one string and the
# string has semi-colons in it too.

# Use '.split()' to break the available string apart on the semi-colons
# (;). Assign this to a new variable 'sundaes'.

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(';')

# Task 2 of 3

# Let's add a new string variable for displaying our menu items.

# Make a new variable named 'menu' that's set to
# "Our available flavors are: {}.".

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."

# Task 3 of 3

# Alright, let's finish making our menu.

# Combine the 'sundaes' list into a new string, joining them with a
# comma and a space (", ").

# Put that string into a .format() on our 'menu' string.

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(", ".join(sundaes))

# OR

menu = menu.format(", ".join(sundaes))