# Deleting specific items from the list using pop

I have a school assignment to delete a specific element from an inputted list. Here are the specifics:

What you have to do:

1. Input a list, with at least one element repeating itself at least two times
2. Delete the last occurrence of that element from the list

For example: If the input is [1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 6, 3, 8] The output should be [1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 6, 8]

However, you can't:

1. Use deletion methods on the list except for pop; del, remove, etc are not allowed
2. Reverse the list, you have to read it from left to right

Here's what I've got so far:

``````l=[]
mid=0
found=0
for m in range(0,10):
num=int(input("Enter the numbers for the list(10)"))
l.append(num)
nan=int(input("Enter the number which u want to remove"))
for i in range(0,10):
if l[i]==nan:
mid=i
for j in range(mid,10):
if l[j]==nan:
found=1
mid=j
for k in range(mid,9):
l[k]=l[k+1]
break
if nan not in l:
found==-1
if found==1:
l.pop()
print (l)
if found==-1:
print("Number doesnt exist in given list")
```
```

But I don't understand how the program isn't working. It should be deleting the second occurrence of the inputted element, not the last one.

For say, if the list is: [1, 2, 3, 2, 5, 6, 7, 2, 9, 10] Shouldn't the outcome be: [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 2, 9, 10]? If not, why? If someone could explain that to me, it'd be a great help!

``````l = [1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 6, 3, 8]
seen = set()
duplicates = []
remove_after_occurrence = 3

for number in l:
if number not in seen:
else:
if number not in duplicates:
duplicates.append(number)

counter = 0
for remove in duplicates:
for index, number in enumerate(l):
if remove == number:
counter += 1
if counter == remove_after_occurrence:
l.pop(index)
counter = 0

print(l)
print(seen)
print(duplicates)
```
```

This solution uses a set to indicate the duplicate values. And after removes the duplicate values in the list with pop. It is a little bit easier to read.