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Before we get to writing our own loops, let’s explore what programming would be like if we couldn’t use loops.

Let’s say we want to make a program that prints "Hip Hip Hooray!" 5 times:

print("Hip Hip Hooray!") print("Hip Hip Hooray!") print("Hip Hip Hooray!") print("Hip Hip Hooray!") print("Hip Hip Hooray!")

That’s still manageable, we’re writing 5 print() statements (or copying and pasting a few times). But, imagine if we come back to this program and we want to change it to print "Hip Hip Hooray!" 10, or 24601, or … 100000000 times? It would take an extremely long time and by the end, we could still end up with inconsistencies and mistakes.

Don’t dwell too long on this tedious scenario — we’ll learn how loops can help us out in the next exercise. For now, let’s gain an appreciation for loops. 😈

Instructions

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Using 16 print() statements, print out: "This can be so much easier with loops!".

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