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Martel Gaines1,957 Points
Function Challenge Task 1 of 2
Hi Python community,
Can I have someone provide any insight on this challenge involving returning a list of numbers that equals 6 in a list? I've already defined my list with a num argument and I was in the process of using the "for" loop as an index to sum the numbers together, but I keep getting a syntax error. Any advice would be appreciated!
def add_list(num): for i = 1:1:7
Dan Johnson40,532 Points
The return of 6 was just a specific example in the case that the list [1, 2, 3] was passed in as the argument. What the challenge wants you to do is provide a generic solution to summing all numbers in a list. The list will be provided when your code is being checked.
To start, you'll want a variable local to the function that will keep track of the sum. Then you will want to use a for loop to iterate over all the numbers in the list. The for loop follows the pattern:
for item in collection: #...
So in order to get all the numbers out of the list and add them you'll want to do something like this:
for number in number_list: #Update sum here.
Then finally return the sum.