FAQ: Learn Python: A Day at the Supermarket - Making a Purchase



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Why is it wrong to answer this question as follows?

def compute_bill(food):
total = 0
for item in food:
total += prices[key]
return total

I don’t understand why that is returning the wrong results. Thank you.


NB: I don’t know how to format my answer to include the indentations. Assume my indentations were correct.