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

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
5,451 Points

function

Make a function named add_list that takes a list. The function should then add all of the items in the list together and return the total. Assume the list contains only numbers. You'll probably want to use a for loop. You will not need to use input().

My Answer:

def add_list(list): print(1+2+3)

add_list ([1, 2, 3])

functions.py
# 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.
def add_list(list):
    print(1+2+3)

add_list ([1, 2, 3])

3 Answers

Alexus Wong
Alexus Wong
7,476 Points

Currently, your function takes a list but doesn't use it. Also, to call the "add_list" function you made you can just type in the name of the list into the parentheses.

num_list = [1, 2, 3]

def add_list(num_list):
  total = 0
  for num in num_list:
    total = total + num
  return total

That should get you through the first half of the challenge.

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
5,451 Points

I have done with this:

Code #1:

def add_list (list):
      total = 0
      for i in list:
      total += i
      return total

Code #2:

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

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

Kishore Kumar
Kishore Kumar
5,451 Points

Many thanks Alex for the explanation.

Alexus Wong
Alexus Wong
7,476 Points

Sorry for the bad formatting. Just fixed it.