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

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this question is difficult to follow because i don't know how they want me to creat the list! is it passed as the function arguments or the list is a global variable that then used inside the function?? adding and returning value is then easy.

functions.py
def add_list():

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Chris Freeman
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Chris Freeman
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The terms used to describe programming task take a while to learn.

"Make a function named add_list that takes a list", means the function can expect to be passed a list as an argument:

# define function that takes a list
def function_takes_a_list(list):
     return "list is {}".format(list)

# how it will be used or called by grader
function_takes_a_list([1, 2, 3])

You don't need to create the call of the function or include initial values for the list. The grader will supply the values when checking the code.