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the second part is returning 2 lists, I cant seem to use len because its not counting each individual item in each list. How can I count the total items since it returns 2 lists, one with 2 classes each?

teachers.py
```# The dictionary will look something like:
# {'Andrew Chalkley': ['jQuery Basics', 'Node.js Basics'],
#  'Kenneth Love': ['Python Basics', 'Python Collections']}
#
# Each key will be a Teacher and the value will be a list of courses.
#
# Your code goes below here.
def num_teachers(dictionary):
return int(len(dictionary.keys()))
def num_courses(dictionary):
return int(len(dictionary.values())
``` PLUS

When you do dictionary.values() on the given dictionary in the challenge, it will return a list of lists and the length of that list is 2 as there are 2 lists of courses which is incorrect. So you would have to do something like this so you can reach into both sub lists:

```def num_courses(dictionary):
num = 0
for courses in dictionary.values():
num += len(courses)
return num
```

a bit simple but this did it for me:

```def num_courses(a):
b= sum(a.values(),[])
print(len(b))
```