# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

### Tell us what’s happening:

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``````
/* User Editable Region */

text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
index = alphabet.find(text[0].lower())
print(index)
shifted = h + 3

/* User Editable Region */

``````

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### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

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How would you assign the first letter of the string `alphabet` to the variable `shifted`?

Then change it to the letter at `index` of the string `alphabet` to the variable called `shifted`.

Then just replace `index` with `index + shift`

I am stuck.

``````text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
index = alphabet.find(text[0].lower())
print(index)
shifted = alphabet[index] + shift
``````

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