# SKB – Scala Tuple

## Introduction

Periodically, I will publish new exercises so you can slowly build up knowledge about Scala.

It is designed to be done in a very short amount of time and learn a little bit each day, just to create a routine.

This episode will teach you about Scala Tuple.

Hope you are going to enjoy it! It is designed for anyone to learn Scala from scratch and slowly learn, one Bit at a time.

After this Bit, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments down below.

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## What are we learning today?

Today we are going to learn about Scala Tuple !

Imagine, for instance, you would like to pair together an identification number (`Int`) and a name (`String`).

Let’s see how to do that in Scala.

Time to try on the exercise on your own and scroll down for more information when you are done or if you are stuck.

## Exercise

Here is an exercise to complete today.

If I did my job well, you should be able to guess by yourself the solution based on what you previously learned and based on the clues.

The goal of the exercise is to replace the `???` by a piece of code so that the exercise compiles and that’s how you win! Good luck!

You can fill the exercise right in here:

Or, if it does not load, go on to Scastie (TUuvqIPHTc2A3jHNSYMBBQ).

In this exercise you will learn (or have learned, if you have already solved the puzzle) about Scala Tuple.

By now, you probably have understood that a Tuple is a way to combine two or more types into one. For instance you can combine a `Int` and a `String` into a tuple `(Int, String)`. You can combine up to 22 Types ! ( You can read more why on here )

The other important aspect is the accessors. For instance, if you have a Tuple `(Double, Int, String)`, to access the first element you have to use `_1`, the second with `_2`, etc…

Tuples are also involved in the concept of pattern matching that we are going to learn more about later.

As a note about good practices: whenever possible, you should use a `case class` rather than a Tuple. In the long run, it makes things much easier to manage and maintain.

Feel free to go back to the exercise, modify the code to try out new things and get a better intuition for Scala Tuple.

## Conclusion

I hope you have learned something new or had fun during this Scala Knowledge Bit.