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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

Siman Shrestha
Siman Shrestha
2,538 Points

Why does't this work?

I think i may be misusing the return function, but this seems correct to me..

item.py
# EXAMPLE
# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"
import random
def random_item(hello):
    hello = random.randint(0 , len(hello)-1)
    return(hello)

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,045 Points

You're replacing the word with the random number.

And then you return just the number. But you want to use the random number to select an item from the word, and return that item.