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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

What does it mean by "join the list back into a string"???

I have changed the 'x' to the first item in my name_list but I have no idea what code it is asking me to use for the next step.

greeting_list.py
full_name = "Joel Thompson"
name_list = full_name.split()
greeting_list = "Hi, I'm X".split()
greeting_list[2] = name_list[0]
greeting_list.join() = greeting

1 Answer

Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Your last line is whats throwing you off. Assignment of a new variable is done left to right. Additionally join is used like this.

string_of_list = " ".join(my_list)

So finally that last line should be:

greeting = " ".join(greeting_list)

Goodluck! --Ricky

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Isn't it supposed to be joined with spaces?

greeting = " ".join(greeting_list)
Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

Thank you for correcting that! I have updated my answer accordingly.

--Ricky