# FAQ: Code Challenge: String Methods - Count X

#1

This community-built FAQ covers the “Count X” exercise from the lesson “Code Challenge: String Methods”.

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#2

Hello,

I realised that the solution given by the system is more of a loop-based solution than string method- based solution.

``````def count_char_x(word, x):
occurrences = 0
for letter in word:
if letter == x:
occurrences += 1
return occurrences
``````

Using the example method @mtf has shared in the first Code Challenge exercise:

``````def count_char_x(word, x):
count = [ ]
for letter in word:
if letter == x:
count.append(letter)
return len(count)
``````

This method could also generate the required function, using string methods.