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Hello everyone. I already answered and passed this question with this code below

```def multiply(*numbers):
total = 1
for number in numbers:
total = total * number
```

There was a hint given by the instructor, Slices (might) be helpful here.

My question is, how can i use the slice method to solve this problem? why did the instructor give me this hint? You could in theory have also used a recursive function with some slicing, which would follow this format:

```def multiply(*numbers):
# if tuple length is longer than one:
# return first item in tuple * multiply(remaining items in the tuple - this would be a slice)
# (the above line is the recursion since the function is calling itself again)
# else, if there is just one item in the tuple, return it without doing anything to it.
# (the above line is what will end the recursion.)
```

I hope this gives some ideas! Here’s a slice version, though I don’t see how this a better the OP solution.

```def multiply(*args):
nums = list(args)
while len(nums) > 1:
nums[:2] = [nums * nums]
return nums
```