Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types List Creation

why does this work when entered in the workspace but not in the quiz.

challenge to create a list called colors and add 5 things:

color = ['red, white, blue, yellow, green']

challenge response says i need to add more items.. not sure why..

lists.py
colors = ["red, white, blue, yellow, green"]

1 Answer

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
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You have created a list containing one long string. You want a list containing 5 separate strings. To do this, make sure you have quotation marks around each individual color, and have the separating commas outside quotation marks.