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

Python basic- challenge task 1 of 2

Do I need to type the add_list?

# 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():
  for list in add_list:

1 Answer

Dan Garrison
Dan Garrison
22,457 Points

Hi Katy,

So a few things with your code. First, list is a reserved word in python, which means you won't want to use it in your for loop as you did here. I would recommend using something like item or number. You are also missing the argument for your function. Remember, the function should accept a list as an argument. So you will need to put something in between the parenthesis of your function. Finally, you will want to initialize your total variable before the for loop so you can add each number in the list to the total. Once the loop completes you will need to return total.