Float object not callable


#1



Hello. Trying to complete Student Becomes the Teacher - currently at this exercise:
https://www.codecademy.com/courses/python-beginner-en-qzsCL/1/2?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d788890003000096


I get the following error trying to run the code:
Oops, try again.
get_average(alice) raised the following error: 'float' object is not callable


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]
}

# Add your function below!
def average(numbers):
    total = sum(numbers)
    total = float(total)
    total /= len(numbers)
    return total

def get_average(student):
    homework = average(student["homework"])
    quizzes = average(student["quizzes"])
    tests = average(student["tests"])
    return 0.1(homework) + 0.3(quizzes) + 0.6(tests)

I'm not sure I understand why Float is not callable; shouldn't this call just convert the current total in the function average to a float?

I appreciate any help, thanks


#2

I actually found out my mistake:

return 0.1(homework) + 0.3(quizzes) + 0.6(tests)

Changed this to

return 0.1*homework + 0.3*quizzes + 0.6*tests

And it ran!


#3

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