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

Using .format() on an existing variable to replace it with a new variable

I understand how to use .join to create a new string from the sundaes variable. I do not understand how to combine this with the .format function to create a new menu variable.

Any tips?

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

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

You are close. You need to use the format() method on the menu string with the join results as the argument:

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