How do I access the 2nd item in a list?


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How do I access the 2nd item in a list?

Answer

Recall that lists start counting from 0, not 1! So if we want to access an item, we start as 0 for the index of the first item, and count our way up to the item we want.
In this case, we’re given a list n = [1, 3, 5], so the second element is 3, and has an index of 1.


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