# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

### Tell us what’s happening:

I am a little befuddled by this task. I should assign the shifted variable the Letter from the alphabet that is on the place (index+shift).
At first i got stuck by just recieving the number instead of the letter but now i recieve a clear k when i print shifted, but i am still stuck.

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

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### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

Hello Haniro,

You don’t need the `()` brackets around `alphabet[index+shift]`.

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Thank you i tried it out right the second you sent the reply.
Is there i reason why it still works in the console but not for the task? Would there be some bad ramifications later down the line if i wouldn’t spot that error in a live environment?

It doesn’t really matter in real code. But it’s unnecessary, and therefor a little messy.

Think about it this way. In math if you do 3 * 2 + 4, you know you get 10 because of the order of operations. So you wouldn’t have to do (3 * 2) + 4. But even if you did do so, it’s still the same outcome.