Is the return where you really want it?

# FAQ: Code Challenge: Lists - Append Sum

Hello all,

So I know this is not simplified code, but it worked! Codeacademy has not taught us while loops or for loops yet, but I know they exist. How could I simplify this code?

#Write your function here

def append_sum(lst):

y=lst[-2]

z=lst[-1]

#print(y)

#print(z)

a=z+y

lst.append(a)

print(lst)

y=lst[-2]

z=lst[-1]

#print(y)

#print(z)

a=z+y

lst.append(a)

print(lst)

y=lst[-2]

z=lst[-1]

#print(y)

#print(z)

a=z+y

lst.append(a)

return lst

#Uncomment the line below when your function is done

print(append_sum([1, 1, 2]))

Please and thank you!

You could replace some variables with their definitions, you’re only using them once, don’t need to name them.

Ionatan,

Do you mean set my variables inside of definitions and then call the definitions?

Thanks!

if you have `a = 1`

then you can replace all uses of `a`

with `1`

, and if you’re then no longer using a then you can remove it