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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Tuples Tuple Swapping

Youssef Moustahib
Youssef Moustahib
7,779 Points

Why won't this pack?

def new(*args):

total = 0
for thing in args:
    total += thing

x = (1,2,3)

y = (4,5,6)


Why won't this pack? Help appreciated.

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
Alex Koumparos
Python Development Techdegree Student 36,887 Points

Hi Youssef,

You've declared x as a tuple (1, 2, 3). Also, you've declared y as a tuple (4, 5, 6). Therefore you are passing two arguments into your function, both tuples. You've declared total as an int (0). You can't add a tuple to an int.

What you can do is unpack x and y into their individual elements when you call the function (so in effect you are passing six arguments into your function, all ints):

new(*x, *y)

Hope that helps,