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

reza sajadian
reza sajadian
718 Points

I cant figure it out where is my problem

I have written my program, but I cant find where is the problem.

reza sajadian
reza sajadian
718 Points
total = int()
list = [1, 2, 3]
def summarize(item):
  return(total+item)

def add_list(list):
  for item in list:
    summarize(item)
    return(total)

add_list(list)

the question has been as follows: Make a function named add_list that takes a list. The function should then add all of the items in the list together and return the total. Assume the list contains only numbers. You'll probably want to use a for loop. You will not need to use input().

reza sajadian
reza sajadian
718 Points

Excuse me, can you tell me where is the problem with my code?

1 Answer

Lin Lu
Lin Lu
29,171 Points

This is my answer, it worked for me

# add_list([1, 2, 3]) should return 6
def add_list(list):
  total = 0;
  for item in list:
    total += item;
  return total;

# summarize([1, 2, 3]) should return "The sum of [1, 2, 3] is 6."
def summerize(list):
  return "The sum of [" + ", ".join(str(i) for i in list) + "] is " + str(add_list(list));