"Grade results in B not A as expected" despite me hitting "Get Code"


Below is the code. After getting the same error for a while I hit “get code”. But even the code I got doesn’t result in the A code academy wants as the answer. I keep getting B. Thank you!

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)
return 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

def get_letter_grade(score):
if score >=90:
return "A"
elif score >=80:
return "B"
elif score >=70:
return "C"
elif score >=60:
return "D"
return “F”

print get_letter_grade(get_average(lloyd))


Hi @timehorizon,

Are you referring to a B that gets printed by this statement? …

print get_letter_grade(get_average(lloyd))

lloyd's average is less than 90, so he does not get an A.


yup! Code Academy says its supposed to be an A. The exact grade is an 80.55


Could you post the exact message that Codecademy displays?


I went ahead and finished the section and now I cant go back to find the error message. Error message wont come up again. I understand the material well I think I just couldn’t figure that part out. It is part 7 of 9 if that helps. Thank you!


Codecademy performs several tests on your functions, using different sets of data. It is possible that the message you got referred to a test in which Codecademy was expecting an A. Perhaps it was checking your function using data for alice.


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