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# The question asked - Copy the entire list with a slice a_list = [1, 2, 3] a_list ______ what is the answer

The question asked - Copy the entire list with a slice a_list = [1, 2, 3] a_list ______ what is the answer?

I don't understand the question...

In Python, to make a copy of a list using slices, you have to slice from the very start to the very end. You can manually enter the indexes of the start and the finish, but it is easier to use Python's [:] trick:

>>> my_list = [1, 2, 3]
>>> my_list[0:3]  # This makes a copy!
[1, 2, 3]
>>> my_list[:]  # This also makes a copy!
[1, 2, 3]

I hope this helps! ~Alex

I think you need to select the whole list with the slicing method. Slicing example:

a_list = [1, 2, 3]
print(a_list[1:3])
-> [2, 3]
print(a_list[1, 3])

is invalid Python. You probably meant this:

print(a_list[1:3])

Thanks all :)