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

Jesse Hols
Jesse Hols
602 Points

why isn't it possible to get a hint or see the answer if you get stuck. This is extremely frustrating

why isn't it possible to get a hint or see the answer if you get stuck. This is extremely frustrating

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.

2 Answers

Gunhoo Yoon
Gunhoo Yoon
5,027 Points

The only hint you will get is feedback when you hit check work. If that hint does nothing to you, you should re-watch the video. If that doesn't help, you need to address what you don't understand and start asking people. Getting hint or answer tend to make people just sweep through without understanding what the code really is. The most awful part is that it leaves you a stereotype on particular problem which will limit you in a long term.

I've already handled this question before so you can probably ask me but you need to be specific about what you are struggling with. For example, what's variable?, how to loop over list?, what is a function? etc...

Since I don't know where you are struggling I will give a link to my previous answer. link

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Believe me, I'd love to be able to set up something like "I see you're having problems, try THIS" after a few bad submissions. The good news is that we're working on making code challenges and quizzes more helpful all the time, so maybe we'll have that soon.

What do you think is tripping you up?