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I tried this in pycharm and with dict of multiple keys and values and seems to get it right.

I might not have most elegant code, but it seems to work for me.

Thanks in advance for help :)

teachers.py
```# The dictionary will look something like:
# {'Andrew Chalkley': ['jQuery Basics', 'Node.js Basics'],
#  'Kenneth Love': ['Python Basics', 'Python Collections']}
#
# Each key will be a Teacher and the value will be a list of courses.
#
# Your code goes below here.
count = []

def num_teachers(teachers):
for key in teachers:
count.append(key)
return len(count)

count_courses = []

def num_courses(teachers):
values = teachers.values()
for val in values:
count = (len(values))
count += len(values)
return count
``` Hi Joakim, your code works for the example given, but see what happens when another person is added to the dictionary.

```def num_courses(teachers):
values = teachers.values()
for val in values:
count = (len(values))  # need to total length of val, not values
count += len(values)  # ??
return count

print(num_courses({'Andrew Chalkley': ['jQuery Basics', 'Node.js Basics'], 'Kenneth Love': ['Python Basics', 'Python Collections']}))
# 4 (expected)
print(num_courses({'Andrew Chalkley': ['jQuery Basics', 'Node.js Basics'], 'Kenneth Love': ['Python Basics', 'Python Collections'], 'Alena Holligan': ['File Handling with PHP']}))
# 6 (answer should be 5)
```

What's happening in your code, is that each iteration of the `for` loop is replacing the value of `count` with the number of values that are in the `teachers` dictionary. Then afterwards `count` is incremented by the number of values that are in the `teachers` dictionary. This appears to give you the correct answer for the first one, but the secound one displays this problem.

```def num_courses(teachers):
values = teachers.values()
count = 0  # make sure to initialize this, it may cause you problems if you don't
for val in values:
count += len(val)  # length of val (current list)
return count
``` it works for this example of two teachers with two classes each, but that is just chance. add a third teacher with three classes and you won't get the correct result from the num_courses function. look carefully at the logic - the call to the values method returns 2, because there are 2 keys with 1 value each - a list. it is not reaching the two strings in each list. len(values) is not counting the length of each list, but the length of the return of the values method, which is just the number of keys, since each key has 1 value - a list. so the loop just sets the count variable to the number of keys (note that your count_courses list is unused). then after the loop, count is incremented again by len(values) which again is just the number of keys. so it's just a coincidence that you get 4 with 2 teachers with 2 classes each. a 3rd teacher with 3 classes returns 6 when it should be 7.

Ok, now I see, thanks a lot!