Unable to see error


#1



https://www.codecademy.com/courses/python-beginner-en-qzsCL/1/1?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d788890003000096#


File "python", line 23
result = total\len(numbers)
^
SyntaxError: unexpected character after line continuation character


The code seems to be correct but i'm getting an error. not sure why.


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 = float(sum(numbers))
    result = total\len(numbers)
    return result


#2

\ is for line continuation. Which means that when your code on one line gets too long and you want to separate it like so:

foo + foo + foo + foo + \
foo + foo

/ is for division.


#3

Absolutely right don't know how i didn't see that. Thanks


#4

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