# Problem creating a definition

#1

error message: Oops, try again. average([3, 0]) returned 0.0 instead of 1.5 as expected.

To return the correct total. So 1.5 i guess ?

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

#2

Hi this line

``total = float()``

it' s missing somthing do know what?

#3

``total = float()``

Calling `float` with no arguments will create a new instance of `float` and it'll default to 0.0

Similarly, `int()` returns `0` and `str()` returns `''`, `list()` returns `[]`, bool() returns `False` ..and so on

#4

hello a friend helped me fix the problem.
My mistake was i put "total = float()" isntead of "total = float(total)". Thank you for the info ionatan

#5

it's missing total = float(total).

#6

do i delete my topic when solved ?