Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

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Step 16

As you can see from the output, "h" is at index 7 in the alphabet string. Now you need to find the letter at index 7 plus the value of shift. For that, you can use the addition operator, +, in the same way you would use it for a mathematical addition.

Declare a variable named shifted and assign it the alphabet letter at index plus shift.

Your code so far

text = ‘Hello World’
shift = 3
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
index = alphabet.find(text[0].lower())
shifted = (index + shift)

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The outcome is 'k', which I think is the right ('h' = 7, so 'k' = 10)

Why is my answer not accepted? Thanks for any help!

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

Hello Ludo,

The outcome is right, but the question wants shifted to be the alphabet letter at index + shift. Right now shifted is literally index + shift and then you print the alphabet letter that represents this.

Can you change this so that you can just print shifted and you still get the same outcome?


Ah I see! Thank you!

Changed it to this and now it worked:


Please don’t post solution code, thanks!

Roger that, my apologies!