Python Converting List and tuples using str() function

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Summary
I am slightly confused to why using the str() on a tuple and list produces a length greater than a a defined string when comparing lengths
I am currently working my way through some w3schools python exercise on tuples and lists etc and one question was to write a program to converted a tuple to a string.

Now originally I used the str() function on the tuple and printed the result. I then used the string in a for loop for a further question and realized that the tuples and lists were printing additional terms compared when just defining a string using ' '.

As can be seen from my code below

Python:
t =(1,2,3,4,5)
L =[1,2,3,4,5]

string = '1,2,3,4,5'

t = str(t)
L = str(L)

length = len(t)
length1 = len(L)
length2 = len(string)

print(length)
print(length1)
print(length2)
Output
15
15
9

My question why is this, why is there 15 for the list and the tuple yet 9 for the string? Where is the additional six count coming from in the tuple and list?
 
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Try printing the actual strings you made from the tuple and the list and counting the characters. In other words:

Python:
print(t)
print(L)
Ah I see the tuple and lists output spaces, thank you.
 

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