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Introduction
The for loop
The while loop
12. The difference between for and while loops
Nested loops
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Summary

## Instruction

Excellent! To sum up this section, let us say a few words about the difference between for and while loops.

Although for and while loops can be often used interchangeably, the main conceptual difference is that for loops are executed a specific number of times, whereas while loops are executed until a given condition turns false.

The rule of thumb is to use while loops when you can't predict the specific number of iterations. Otherwise, use for loops.

## Exercise

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