# Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 47

### Tell us what’s happening:

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``````
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text = 'Hello Zaira'
shift = 3

def caesar():
alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
encrypted_text = ''

for char in text.lower():
if char == ' ':
encrypted_text += char
else:
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = (index + shift) % len(alphabet)
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
print('plain text:', text)
print('encrypted text:', encrypted_text)
encrypted_text = caesar()

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### Challenge Information:

Learn String Manipulation by Building a Cipher - Step 47

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I can’t pass the exam no matter what combination I do.
text = ‘Hello Zaira’
shift = 3

def caesar():
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
encrypted_text = ‘’

``````for char in text.lower():
if char == ' ':
encrypted_text += char
else:
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = (index + shift) % len(alphabet)
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
``````

encrypted_text = caesar()
print(‘plain text:’, text)
print(‘encrypted text:’, encrypted_text)

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I can’t pass the exam python cipher no 47 though I think I made the right
code… here is my code please check this 1
text = ‘Hello Zaira’
shift = 3

def caesar():
alphabet = ‘abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz’
encrypted_text = ‘’

``````for char in text.lower():
if char == ' ':
encrypted_text += char
else:
index = alphabet.find(char)
new_index = (index + shift) % len(alphabet)
encrypted_text += alphabet[new_index]
``````

encrypted_text = caesar()
print(‘plain text:’, text)
print(‘encrypted text:’, encrypted_text)

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To call a function just use it’s name, brackets, and any arguments:

`print(x)`

`function(argument1, argument2)`

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ok thanks I will try your suggestions…thank you very much

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In this case your function takes no arguments so its just:

function()

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I still don’t get it…sorry mate appreciate
oyur help

Here you defined a function called caesar, you just need to call it.

thanks men I got it now.here it is

Solution removed

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It is great that you solved the challenge, but instead of posting your full working solution, it is best to stay focused on answering the original poster’s question(s) and help guide them with hints and suggestions to solve their own issues with the challenge.

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