Working with Lists in Python
Counting elements in a list

Suppose we have a list called letters that represents the letters in the word “Mississippi”:

letters = ['m', 'i', 's', 's', 'i', 's', 's', 'i', 'p', 'p', 'i']

If we want to know how many times i appears in this word, we can use the function count:

num_i = letters.count('i') print(num_i)

This would print out:




Mrs. WIlson’s class is voting for class president. She has saved each student’s vote into the list votes.

Use count to determine how many students voted for 'Jake'. Save your answer as jake_votes.


Use print to examine jake_votes.

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