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

Robert Garza
Robert Garza
4,881 Points

Python challenge question - creating a function

the question is asking me to "Now, make a function named summarize that also takes a list. It should return the string "The sum of X is Y.", replacing "X" with the string version of the list and "Y" with the sum total of the list."

and this is my code

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

what am I doing wrong? I've run this in the workspace and it works, but it won't pass the challenge. Any help? Thank you.

functions.py
# 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(number):
  return sum(number)
def summarize(mylist):
  print("The sum of {} is {}".format(str(mylist), add_list(mylist)))

2 Answers

Bart Bruneel
Bart Bruneel
27,212 Points

Hello Robert,

The challenge specifically asks for a return and not a print statement at the end of the second function. I think you might want to try that.

Robert Garza
Robert Garza
4,881 Points

Thank you! It worked!