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

use strings and lists in a sentence

i'm getting ('The sum of', [1, 2, 3], 'is', 6) instead of 'The sum of [1, 2, 3] is 6,'.

# 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(list1):
  sum_of_list = 0
  for number in list1:
    sum_of_list += number
  return sum_of_list

def summarize(list1):
    summary= "The sum of ", list1, "is",add_list(list1)
    string_version = str(summary)
    return string_version

1 Answer

Hanley Chan
Hanley Chan
27,771 Points

It looks like you are trying to concatenate your string together in the summary variable with commas instead of the + symbol. You have created a tuple instead of concatenating your string together.

The + symbol is used to concatenate strings in python

Hope this helps.