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Nader Alharbi2,253 Points
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 return total
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?
Louise St. Germain19,424 Points
Good question! Your answer above is fine.
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!