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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Updated Version of this question. How do I combine these items and how do I use the new Variable?

I am Lost on what to do with the new variable as well as what to do with menu. Can someone help me? What is this code supposed to be and please explain why.

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(';')
menu = 'Our available flavors are: {}.'
'Our available flavors are:' + '{}'.format(';'.join(available))

1 Answer

bryonlarrance
bryonlarrance
16,414 Points

Everything is good up to your last line.

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(';')
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}".format(", ".join(sundaes))

On menu you should use the .format and inside of that .format you are rejoining your list that you made in the earlier .split call.

The task asks you to join the items back with a ', ' --a comma and a space--, so the ', '.join(sundaes) joins the names back into a list with comma separation. i.e. banana split, hot fudge, cherry, malted, black and white

Hope that helps.