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

Putting "Fun" Back in "Function Challange 2

I'm wondering why my Summarize wont work. Isn't this a nice sollution not to duplicate code but to reuse it from the add_list function?

# 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(lst) :
  result = 0
  for item in lst:
    result += item
  return result 

def summarize(lst2):
  print("The sum of {} is {}".format(str(lst2),add_list(lst2)))

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

summarize() needs to return, not print().