# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

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i really dnt understand wht im supposed to do… my brain is not braining… wdym by add `.lower` with `print`

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

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 16

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i hv to transform a string into its lowercase equivalent with the `.lower()` method. Add another `print()` call to print `text.lower()` and see the output.

but i dnt really get it

plsss someone help, im really stuck

You need to add a single line of code, which is a `print()` call. And you need to pass `text.lower()` to that `print()` call. Reset the code and try again.

its not workingg
cud u like explain further

Show me the updated code.

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

You need to call `.lower()`:

like `.lower(print)`

im stupid so i dnt get it wdym by call

I mean that parentheses have a precise meaning and if you don’t write them after the function you want to call (in your case the `lower()` function) you are not doing anything.

If the instructions say you need to print `text.lower()`, why do you try to print `text.lower`?

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okay so `print(text.lower())`

IT WORKED! thanks luv
u rlly r a patient person huh
<3

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