FAQ: List Comprehension - Divide With Zip

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Analyze data with Python

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Hi, can someone show an example of what they mean by Divide With Zip?
I don’t understand how to use math functions with the Zip command. Thanks.
Here’s the link to the question:

https://www.codecademy.com/paths/analyze-data-with-python/tracks/ida-2-introduction-to-python/modules/ida-2-4-list-comprehension/lessons/lists/exercises/zip-divide

Divide and zip are separate concepts
divide is a function taking in two arguments and returning one value
if you have two lists, you can iterate through them in sync

for a, b in zip(list_of_as, list_of_bs):
    print(a, b)

map also already has this pairing/grouping behaviour built in:

from operator import div
a = [1.0, 2.0, 3.0]
b = [4.0, 5.0, 6.0]
map(div, a, b)  # 0.25 0.4 0.5
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Hello, there are some issues with accepting correct answers. Already reported a bug.

The code:

a = [1.0, 2.0, 3.0]
b = [4.0, 5.0, 6.0]

quotients = [b / a for (a, b) in zip(a, b)]
print(quotients)

The program doesn’t accept it, but outputs the correct “print()” statement.
Also shows: “zip argument #1 must support iteration”.
And, at the previous exercise-challenge with summation, everything was ok with this style of coding.

Thank you.