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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

Python Lists 4/4 challenge

I'm getting the following "Bummer" message:

Your greeting doesn't seem to be the right string! Got 'Hi, I'm Lank Treehouse', expected 'Hi, I'm Lank Treehouse'.

I can't see anything wrong. What am i missing?

greeting_list.py
full_name = "Lank Goodness"
name_list = full_name.split()
greeting_list = "Hi, I'm a Treehouse".split()
greeting_list [2] = name_list [0]
greeting = " ".join(greeting_list)

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

Ha! You have the same error I had! You have an extra "a" in your greeting string. Change it to

greeting_list = "Hi, I'm Treehouse".split()  # <-- removed 'a'
greeting_list [2] = name_list [0]  # <-- NOW 'Treehouse IS at index 2

I think in one of the video's the example string includes the "a", but the challenge does not.

thanks!

Travis Bailey
Travis Bailey
13,673 Points

Sorry had to delete my first two posts as I was completely wrong.

My code was very similar to yours and it passed. The only difference was I didn't have a space between the selector and the variable name on line 4.

greeting_list[2] = name_list[0]