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Python: Count the number of strings where the string length is 2 or more and the first and last character are same from a given list of strings

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Write a Python program to count the number of strings where the string length is 2 or more and the first and last character are same from a given list of strings.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

def match_words(words):
  ctr = 0

  for word in words:
    if len(word) > 1 and word[0] == word[-1]:
      ctr += 1
  return ctr

print(match_words(['abc', 'xyz', 'aba', '1221']))

Sample Output:

2

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