I finished this course a while back but I wanted to look into what this line really does in retro spect to the whole piece of code.

# variance += (average - score) ** 2

"""The whole piece of code is below"""

```
grades = [100, 100, 90, 40, 80, 100, 85, 70, 90, 65, 90, 85, 50.5]
def print_grades(grades):
for grade in grades:
print grade
def grades_sum(grades):
total = 0
for grade in grades:
total += grade
return total
def grades_average(grades):
sum_of_grades = grades_sum(grades)
average = sum_of_grades / float(len(grades))
return average
def grades_variance(scores):
average = grades_average(scores)
variance = 0
for score in scores:
variance += (average - sore) ** 2
```