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peterx peter
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Keith Lynn
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I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you want to do that with the existing method or add an extra method?
marc weber
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The following code isn't quite what you're looking for, but it should give you an idea of how you might approach this problem.

You could adapt the method to take two arguments: The number you want to match, and which match you want (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.).

The method could have a variable to count the number of matches. Then when you find a match and the count is where you want it, return that index. Otherwise, return -1 to indicate that it wasn't found.


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