ok but lets say im looping through an array full of different lengths 
and layouts of strings for instance

example example example
exmaple/dfsd/asdf/  asdfasdf
example 1   example2  example 3
laskdjflkasdjfkl

im looking to see if the that third string on line 3 is actually there
so passing very line into array and then checking each line

arr = Array.new
i = 0
File.foreach(example.txt) do |line|
   arr[i] = line
   i += 1
end
arr.each do |item|
if (arr.to_s.split("\t")[2] = "example 3")
  puts "found it"
end

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