# How's everybody doing?

#1

File "python", line 45
students = [lloyd, alice, tyler]
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

why is this a syntax error? it worked earlier in the exercise and now suddenly it is a syntax error

``students=[lloyd, alice, tyler]``

#2

#3

``````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=float(sum(numbers))

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

if score>=90:
return "A"
elif score>=80:
return "B"
elif score>=70:
return "C"
elif score>=60:
return "D"
else:
return "F"

students=[lloyd, alice, tyler]

def get_class_average(students):
results=[]
for student in students:
avg=get_average(student)
results.append(avg)
return average(results)

print get_class_average(students)

#4

like i said, the problem is actually in the line above. Look at your parentheses

#5

is there another way to post my code other than copy/paste so the formatting is preserved?

#6

you could put it on repl.it or you could just simply use mark up:

To keep the formatting intact

#7

ok great that worked. so my follow-up question is how could i have known it was a problem on the line above? because it told me the problem was on this line. thats why i didnt check above.

#8

Because i am good

Just kidding, because i know the once you start using parentheses you can put code over multiply lines:

``````print get_letter_grade(
get_average(lloyd)
)``````

because this is valid (valid and recommend are two different things), but because you forgot `)`, python thought you still where busy with calling get_letter_grade.

#9

understood, thanks

#10