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Aaron Fry826 Points
What is the output it wants?
I can make it return an integer or a string but it doesn't like either one so what does the project want back? Does it want two separate single values back for the start and ending? I have been working on this code for a while and I can make it do what I want but I don't understand the question. Someone please clarify the question better.
def first_4(item): return item[0:4] def first_and_last_4(item): mixed_return = '' if len(item) < 8: for number in item: mixed_return += str(number) else: mixed_return = '' frst = item[0:4] lst = item[-4:] for number in frst: mixed_return += str(number) for number in lst: mixed_return += str(number) return mixed_return
Are you on task 2? If so, it seems like you're overthinking this. You need to return two slices combined. Example: for a list of [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10], you would want to return [1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10]. It can be done in a single statement. I hope that helps.