# Iterating over a list in a function

#1

Hello everyone.How Could i use append in this task?Is it possible

``````Replace this line with your code.

n = [3, 5, 7]

def total(numbers):
result = 0
for result in  numbers:
numbers.append(result)
return result``````

#2

What do the instructions ask for? The above code looks a bit off. Post a link to the lesson so we can brush up.

#3

I don't know if you can append... I didn't

#4

Instructions

Create a function that returns the sum of a list of numbers.

On line 3, define a function called total that accepts one argument called numbers. It will be a list.
Inside the function, create a variable called result and set it to zero.
Using one of the two methods above, iterate through the numbers list.
For each number, add it to result.
Finally, return result.

Create a function called total that adds up all the elements of an arbitrary list and returns that count, using the existing code as a hint. Use a for loop so it can be used for any size list.

``result = 0``

That varialbe will be used to accumulate the total, so we will not use it as an iterator variable in the loop.

``````for n in numbers:
result += n``````

Be sure that `return` is not insde the loop.

``return result``

#6

ok thanks a lot.It was very helpful

#7

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