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# What am I doing wrong? i created a loop that is adding up the items in the array. then i summarize it

I created a loop that is adding up the items in the array. Then I summarize it by just printing out a string and putting in the values. but its not working.

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.

input_list = [1,2,3]

total = 0
for num in input_list:
total = total + num

def summarize():
print("The sum of {} is {}.".format(input_list, total))
```

Okay, here is the problem. You are trying to do the whole shebang in one shot. This is a two part problem. In part on just return 'total'. Then, when you go to part 2, you will create a function named 'summarize' into which you will pass 'total'. You got it right. Just do the proper indenting.

Indent the statements inside the function, i.e.

since there is no punctuation used for code block separation, indentation - and dedentation - is vital.

Also, according to the instructions, you don't need the 'summerize' function. just return the properly formatting string. also, the string being passed as an argument (in your code, 'input_list') is provided. You don't need to include it in your code.

PLUS
```def add_list():
input_list = [1,2,3]
total = 0
for num in input_list:
total += num

```

You can change the print statement to fit you're new summarize definition. But this should do the trick.

If you need to have input_list defined outside the add_list for whatever reason. That should still work also.

```input_list = [1,2,3]