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Why can't good_guesses and secret_word can't be the same len?

Not able to understand why good_guesses and secret_word can't be the same len.

Any input would be much appreciated. Thank you

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Consider the word "berry". Someone guesses "r" and, yep, "r" is in the word. So we put "r" into the good_guesses list...once. But there are two "r"s in the word!

Thank you for your response. But what if it's a word like lemon where the good_guesses can be the same len as the secret_word?

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Yeah, a word with all unique letters would work. Not all words will fit that requirement, though!

Thanks a lot for your response Kenneth.