# Float object not callable

#1

Hello. Trying to complete Student Becomes the Teacher - currently at this exercise:

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]
}

def average(numbers):
total = sum(numbers)
total = float(total)
total /= len(numbers)

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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