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

Greg Isaacson
Greg Isaacson
Courses Plus Student 702 Points

What is wrong with the code?

Hi Everyone,

Its asking if I used '.join' ???

I really have no idea where im going wrong

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

1 Answer


There are a few things wrong here. The "{}" is a place holder for you to fill in using .format. If you want to solve this challenge in one line you would write the string as "our available flavors are: {}." and then format that string to insert the joined sundaes.

Try this:

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

Let me break this down:

sundaes = available.split(';')  # Returns a list of sundaes
menu = "our available flavors are: {}".format(", ".join(sundaes))  # Formats the string with ", " between each item in the sundaes list