Next, we’ll want to divide the user’s input into individual words.

Ruby has a built-in method for this called .split; it takes in a string and returns an array. If we pass it a bit of text in parentheses, .split will divide the string wherever it sees that bit of text, called a delimiter. For example,


tells Ruby to split up the string text whenever it sees a comma.



Declare a variable called words and set it equal to the result of calling the .split method on text. Pass .split a space (" ") to use as a delimiter so that we get an array made up of the words from text.

When running the code, be sure to enter text and words to redact in the console!

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