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# Stuck with the regex quiz in Python

The code passes all five tests except the third one which i Can not see since i'm not a pro membre. I couldn't find the error. #You are given a number input, and need to check if it is a valid phone number. #A valid phone number has exactly 8 digits and starts with 1, 8 or 9. #Output "Valid" if the number is valid and "Invalid", if it is not. #Sample Input #81239870 #Sample Output #Valid import re number = str(input()).replace(" ", "") number = number.strip() pattern = "^([189])(\d){7}" match = re.match( pattern , number ) if match : print("Valid") else : print("Invalid")

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One advice==> Don't make simple problems complex as the chances of getting an error increases.
Question asks us to write logic for 2 conditions.
1. It should start with 1|8|9
2. It should have exactly 8 numbers. Excluding the first num, it will have 7.
Write a regex pattern satisfying these two conditions.
pattern = r"^[189]\d{7}quot;
You are done.
remove that replace and strip method, they are unessential here. Simply add one $ at the end to specify the end point

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Thanks for your answers.
I forfait the $ metacharacter , so my pattern allowed for more than 8 digits.

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Hint: In your code 123456789 or 9876543210-1-2-3+4 was valid too, it's wrong.