# How do I get a specific number?

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If I have a number like 1234, how do I only pick 3?

This question is very unclear. Do you want to pick a particular digit from a given 4-digit number? Does it have to be 4 digits, or can it be any number at all? Do you want to pick a random digit, or only the tens place? Please describe what you’re trying to do in more detail.

kidscancode | 2019-01-07 17:09

Hi,
In the example you gave, you can get the digit you want doing something like this:

First, convert it to string, so you can get indexes:

``````var number = 1234
var nstr = str(number)
``````

then, get the index you want (remember indexes start in 0), and convert it back to int:

``````var digit = int(nstr[2])
``````

Then, do whatever you want with the digit:

``````print(digit)
``````

That should print 3. I assume there are other ways. Is that what you wanted?

Thank you very much

Jeff_Andonuts | 2019-01-07 18:26

You are welcome. If this helped you, you may select it so others see its solved.

p7f | 2019-01-07 18:29

Hello
There is a way to do this backwards. The way the solution is now, it’s counting like 1, 2, 3. There is a way to make it count like 4, 3

Augusto Santana | 2022-09-02 02:26