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

step one keeps failing during step two

i'm still trying to figure out how to do step two but i can't tell when i get it because it says step one is no longer working... i made no changes to the functions defined in step one so it's confusing.

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.

somelist = []

def add_list(somelist):
  x = 0
  for item in somelist:
    x = (x+item)
  return x


def summarize(somelist):

  print("The Sum of {} is {}.".define(somelist), (add_list(somelist))

2 Answers

That usually happens when there is an error in the code. It looks like you are trying to print in the summarize function instead of using return. You'll also want to use .format() to format the string that is returned and not .define().

def summarize(somelist): return "The sum of {} is {}".format(somelist, sum(somelist))

'thank you so much- obviously i'm just beginning!