Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 39

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text = 'Hello World'
shift = 3
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''

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for char in text.lower():
    index = alphabet.find(char)
    new_index = index + shift
    encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
    print('char:', char, 'encrypted text:', encrypted_text)

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Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 39

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This is correct but it’s not what is required. You need to do literally what instructions say:

You should assign encrypted_text + alphabet[new_index] to your encrypted_text variable.

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Yes this worked thank you.

so does this mean I need to have

encrypted_text = encrypted text + alphabet[new_index]

That’s the code that’s already there. The instructions say to replace something with “+=”.

What am I missing here?