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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

This is not working

EXAMPLE

random_item("Treehouse")

The randomly selected number is 4.

The return value would be "h"

import random

def random_item(n): return random.randint(0, len(n) -1)

random_item('Treehouse')

item.py
# EXAMPLE
# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"
import random

def random_item(n):
    return random.randint(0, len(n) -1)

random_item('Treehouse')

1 Answer

james south
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james south
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you are returning the random index value, not the element of the iterable at that index. put that random number in a variable, then return iterable[variable].