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

Python list variables help

I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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

1 Answer

Chris Evergreen
Chris Evergreen
2,857 Points

The Cavalry's Here!

Hi there!

Alright, it's asking you to create a new variable called sundaes which holds the contents of available after you split it with .split().

Here's the first error. .split(;) is confused because ; is not a set variable or a string, so it doesn't know what to do. You can fix this by adding quotation marks around the semicolon to make it a string. That would give you .split(";"). But, we would also want to make that new variable, so make a new variable called sundaes and give it the split version of available. However, don't split available in the available variable; it would only give you a "bummer" response. Do it in the sundaes variable.

An example .split() of this at work would be:

random_string = "elephants.don't.grow.on.trees"
split_string = random_string.split(".")

And that would split it on every dot.

Hope this helps. Best of luck!