# How do we compare two lists in Python?

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The easiest way to do this is use sets. Sets will take the lists and take only unique values. Then you can perform a & operation that acts like intersection to get the common objects from the lists.

## example

>>> a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
>>> b = [9, 8, 7, 6, 5]
>>> set(a) & set(b)
{5}

You can also use set.intersection function to perform this operation.

## example

>>> a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
>>> b = [9, 8, 7, 6, 5]
>>> set(a).instersection(set(b))
set([5])
Updated on 05-Mar-2020 05:55:15