<Below this line, add a link to the EXACT exercise that you are stuck at.>
<What do you expect to happen instead?>
I saw a similar post to mine explaining that both ways work, but I want to understand why code academy put the additional verbiage in if it does not need it.
<new_word = new_word[1:len(new_word)]>
but as discussed in another post, the below way of doing it also works. Why would you do it the long way if the way below works? I just want to understand the reasoning.
<new_word = new_word[1:]>