# Just weight and see

#1

The code doesn't work. I keep getting an error message- "Oops, try again. get_average(alice) raised the following error: unsupported operand type(s) for *: 'float' and 'function' "

``````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)
avg = float(total)/len(numbers)
return average

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``````

#2

Hi @hgandhi2411 ,

In the `average` function definition, you have this ...

``return average``

Instead of returning the result, you returned a reference to the `average` function, itself.

As a consequence it appears that you are trying to multiply a function by a number here, in the `get_average` function ...

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

#3

Thank you! I didn't notice that.

#4