Sometimes you need to search for an item in a list.

animals = ["ant", "bat", "cat"] print animals.index("bat")
  1. First, we create a list called animals with three strings.
  2. Then, we print the first index that contains the string "bat", which will print 1.

We can also insert items into a list.

animals.insert(1, "dog") print animals
  1. We insert "dog" at index 1, which moves everything down by 1.
  2. We print out ["ant", "dog", "bat", "cat"]



Use the .index() method to find the index of "duck". Assign that result to a variable called duck_index.

Then use the .insert() method with duck_index as the first argument and the string "cobra" as the second argument.

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