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

Having a fight with functions.

I never learned how to add lists that include numbers together in this track, so whay tha heck is this challenge asking me to do it?. Another question whay are we using the same argument in the summarize function as thhe add_list function. Thanks for helping.

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(my_list):

  total = 0
  for num in my_list:
    total += num
  return total


def summarize(my_list):

1 Answer

Martin Cornejo Saavedra
Martin Cornejo Saavedra
18,132 Points

This is what worked for me:

def add_list(my_list):

  total = 0
  for num in my_list:
    total += num
  return total


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

It doesn't matter if both functions uses the same argument, as they are just for definition they don't have to be the same,. Notice that in the second function I used the first function defined, this was the purpouse of this challenge I guess, to show that functions can help other functions be defined easier.