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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices First Slice

Quiz: slices

a_list = [1, 2, 3] a_list = ??? Task: Copy the entire list with a slice.

Maybe I do not understand the question but why is a_list[::] or a_list[0:2:1] or a_list[0::1] incorrect?

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

You are correct!! a_list[::] and a_list[0::1] should be acceptable. The other acceptible answer should be a_list[0:3:1]. Using 2 instead of 3 results in [1, 2].

Tagging Craig Dennis to note quiz First Slice needs updating.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

Sorry. I thought you had passed the quiz and were giving alternative answer issues. Use a_list[:]

Then what would be the correct answer to pass the quiz? I have failed with all these answers :-(