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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Why I am getting an AssertionError on this code ?

I am getting an Assertion Error on this code. Can you please help me out?

continents = [
    'South America',
    'North America',
# Your code herecontinent = 0
for x in range(0,2) :
    print("* ",continents[x])

3 Answers

Thanks this finally did the trick continents = [ 'Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia', ]

Your code here

for cont in continents : print("* " + cont)

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

The instructions ask you to print a list showing each continent, but this code will print only the first 2.

Hint: instead of using "range", this might be a good opportunity to use the list variable itself to control the loop.

Also be aware that code added to a comment line will be ignored (but isn't needed in this case).

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

Note that the "should look similar to" example is just to illustrate the formatting and not intended to be the complete result set.

Thanks, Steven may I am getting it all wrong, first, i did the below

for continent in continents : print("*", continent)

and I got the same Assertion error. Then looked on top of the question and I saw the required result as ,

  • Asia
  • South America that is why I used range to print only two elements of the list
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

This should have been correct for task 1 (always use Markdown formatting when posting code):

for continent in continents:
    print("*", continent)