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# Doctest doesn't work for me - tried lots of variations

I have added the following code snippets between the """ quote marks and none of them worked for me. Any ideas?

```>>> ave = average([1,2])
>>> ave == 1.5
>>> True

>>> average([1,2]) == 1.5
>>> True

>>> average([1,2])
>>> 1.5
```

Must be really obvious because I can't see the issue.

Also, for others who might have missed it, it is important to have a space between the chevrons and the doctest code. e.g. `>>> ave = average([1,2])` not `>>>ave = average([1,2])`

average.py
```def average(num_list):
"""Return the average for a list of numbers

>>> average([1,2])
>>> 1.5

"""
return sum(num_list) / len(num_list)
```

PLUS

Don't put the >>> before the expected output in your doctest.

```def average(num_list):
"""Return the average for a list of numbers

>>> average([1,2])
1.5

"""
return sum(num_list) / len(num_list)
```

Brilliant!

I knew it would be obvious!

I thought I had already tried that but then maybe the issue I had with not having a space between the chevron and the code threw me off!!

Thanks for the quick response.