`numbers_array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]`

Here's the correct answer

`strings_array = numbers_array.map(&:to_s)`

Here's another way I figured out how to get the same result in case that matters

`strings_array = numbers_array.map { |number| number.to_s }`

I've been looking through the forums and googling and at this point I'm still confused what the heck is going on in the first answer I posted.

I'm confused by :to_s because to_s means to convert to strings and : stands for symbols. Does :to_s convert stuff into symbols or strings?

I'm confused by & too. I get that the & sign makes the block that follows it into a proc, but here its the colon for symbol and the method to convert to a string rather than a block that follows the & symbol. Can the & sign turn methods into procs as well as blocks?

I'd really appreciate any help!