Hey everyone, I’m pretty stumped on this. Could anyone guide me towards the correct answer. Here’s my code

n = [3, 5, 7]

def total(numbers):

result = 0

for result in numbers:

result + n

return result(numbers)

Hey everyone, I’m pretty stumped on this. Could anyone guide me towards the correct answer. Here’s my code

n = [3, 5, 7]

def total(numbers):

result = 0

for result in numbers:

result + n

return result(numbers)

We need to assign that expression back on to the variable.

```
result = expression
```

or using the compound assignment operator,

```
result += value
```

There is a bigger problem though, and that is the iterator variable. It should have a different name than the running count.

```
total = 0
for number in numbers:
total += number
return total
```

Hi,

Thanks mtf for your help.

I don’t get it neither. If I understand well, the exercice want us to return the last logical number of the list : 9.

For me return = 0 instead of 9 with the following code :

```
n = [3, 5, 7]
def total(numbers):
result = 0
for i in range(len(numbers)):
result = result + numbers[i]
return result
```

But I’m not sure where I missed something.

Thanks for your help,

Pierre

Isn’t it though. Still should not dissuade one from asking. We all have mental blocks and need a spur, time to time.

Yes thanks again,

So the return line is inside our outside the loop depending of the indentation only ?

(I see it blue or white depending on that)

Sorry to relaunch you on this but I’m not sure I fully understood

Exactly. Indentation is how Python discovers block structures, which is how it defines function scope and block scope in general.

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