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Python Python Basics (Retired) Putting the "Fun" Back in "Function" Functions

Greg Records
Greg Records
2,060 Points

From what I've learned in this course I don't know how to add each individual item in a list to the other ones.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong with this code. According to sources online sum() is a built in function and it doesn't appear to be working. Other than that I don't remember learning how to add individual items in a list during this course.

# add_list([1, 2, 3]) should return 6
# summarize([1, 2, 3]) should return "The sum of [1, 2, 3] is 6."
# Note: both functions will only take *one* argument each.
list = [1, 2, 3]

def add_list(x):


1 Answer

Greg Records
Greg Records
2,060 Points

def add_list(l): sum=0 for items in l: sum=sum+items return(sum)

def summarize(p): return "The sum of {} is {}".format(p, add_list(p))