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Help with understanding tuples/variable assignments?
So my solution worked but, as I was working on this problem,I don't understand why 'foo' is not being unpacked and multiplied. Here is my function:
def multiply(*args): product = 1 for arg in args: product = arg * product return product
foo = ( 1,2,3,4 ) multiply(foo)
multiply returns '(1,2,3,4)
But if I feed the numbers directly into the function rather than using 'foo':
multiply returns '24'
Can someone explain what's happening and what I'm doing wrong?
Viraj Deshaval4,874 Points
Your code is correct. The only thing where you are doing mistake is calling a function with tuple. You call your function as multiply(5, 6, 8). Try this it will work.