How are we supposed to change the value of these variables to get what we want?
The initial values for these variables have been set as something that will evaluate as falsy. Remember, every variable value is either truthy or falsy. For a list of the values that are falsy are in the exercise description. Find which data type the default value is for the variable you’re working with in your step and match it with the variable in the falsy list. Then change the value of that variable to something else, that way it won’t be evaluated as falsy anymore and will be evaluated as truthy.