# 5. It's okay to be average

#1

Hi,
What is going wrong here? I can't see it. My error message is: Oops, try again. average([3, 0]) returned 0.0 instead of 1.5 as expected.

``````lloyd = {
"name": "Lloyd",
"homework": [90.0, 97.0, 75.0, 92.0],
"quizzes": [88.0, 40.0, 94.0],
"tests": [75.0, 90.0]
}
alice = {
"name": "Alice",
"homework": [100.0, 92.0, 98.0, 100.0],
"quizzes": [82.0, 83.0, 91.0],
"tests": [89.0, 97.0]
}
tyler = {
"name": "Tyler",
"homework": [0.0, 87.0, 75.0, 22.0],
"quizzes": [0.0, 75.0, 78.0],
"tests": [100.0, 100.0]
}

def average(numbers):
total = sum(numbers)
total = float()

#2

Why is there no argument in the parentheses here? ...

``total = float()``

What does the `%` operator do here, and why are you using it? ...

``return total % len(numbers)``

#3

It divides total by the length of the numbers?

#4

`%` is a modulus or remainder operator. You need the `/` operator.

What should be in the parentheses here? ...

``total = float()``

#5

I fixed it:

def average(numbers):
total = sum(numbers)
return float(total) / len(numbers)

Thankyouuu

#6