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

Function error

Hi,

Now, make a function named summarize that also takes a list. It should return the string "The sum of X is Y.", replacing "X" with the string version of the list and "Y" with the sum total of the list.

What is wrong with my code ?

def summarize(a_list):
  total = 0
  for item in a_list:
    total = total + item
    print (the sum of a_list is total)

thanks

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Edited for markdown

1 Answer

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Omri;

Welcome to Treehouse!

Your function isn't returning the string as the challenge directions state. You will probably want to use the .format() method for this challenge in the return statement.

Post back if you are still stuck.

Happy coding,
Ken