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# Python: Get a single string from two given strings, separated by a space and swap the first two characters of each string

## Python String: Exercise-5 with Solution

Write a Python program to get a single string from two given strings, separated by a space and swap the first two characters of each string.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

``````def chars_mix_up(a, b):
new_a = b[:2] + a[2:]
new_b = a[:2] + b[2:]

return new_a + ' ' + new_b
print(chars_mix_up('abc', 'xyz'))
```
```

Sample Output:

```xyc abz
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Check if a given key already exists in a dictionary:

In is the intended way to test for the existence of a key in a dict.

```d = {"key1": 10, "key2": 23}

if "key1" in d:
print("this will execute")

if "nonexistent key" in d:
print("this will not")
```

If you wanted a default, you can always use dict.get():

```d = dict()

for i in range(100):
key = i % 10
d[key] = d.get(key, 0) + 1
```

and if you wanted to always ensure a default value for any key you can either use dict.setdefault() repeatedly or defaultdict from the collections module, like so:

```from collections import defaultdict

d = defaultdict(int)

for i in range(100):
d[i % 10] += 1
```

but in general, the in keyword is the best way to do it.

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