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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

what did I do wrong

it says invalid syntax at "if items[0] = "A"

continents = [
    'South America',
    'North America',
# Your code here
for items in continents:
    if items[0] = "A"
    print("* " + items)

1 Answer

Sem Peters
Sem Peters
3,669 Points

The '=' is only used to SET values of variables, like

variable = 129

You should use the '==' operator to check whether something is equal to something.

So something like:

if items[0] == "A"

would be correct.

The '=' is an assignment operator, the '==' is an operator used to compare. Also, your if-statement does not have indentation. It should, just like you did with the for-loop. The following code should be correct:

for items in continents:
    if items[0] == "A"
        print("* " + items)