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# Runs in workspaces but not here - random_item function

```import random

fruits = ['apple', 'pear', 'banana', 'blueberry', 'plum', 'peach', 'lemon', 'orange', 'pomegranite']

#print ("fruits[2]:" , fruits[2])

def random_item(iterable):
num = random.randint(1, len(iterable) - 1)

return iterable[num]

print ("random_item[fruits}: ", random_item(fruits))
```

The above code runs in workspaces and produces a sensible answer. But I can't get past the code challenge and the feedback from the autograder is really not helpful. First it was just "bummer" and now it doesn't recognize random_item. I feel like I am really close on this, any help would be appreciated.

Nancy

You were VERY VERY close. ;)

Consider the code below with the two changes commented:

```import random

fruits = ['apple', 'pear', 'banana', 'blueberry', 'plum', 'peach', 'lemon', 'orange', 'pomegranite']

#print ("fruits[2]:" , fruits[2])

def random_item(iterable):
num = random.randint(0, len(iterable) - 1)  # A 0 here not a 1
return iterable[num]

print ("random_item[fruits]: ", random_item(fruits))  # A ] after first fruits not a }
```
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I think I can do it now. Thanks for your patient help. N