My code behaves as expected and I have completed the exercise.
However, the instructions are unclear:
The first paragraph outlines what needs to be done (all ok)
Next follows steps 01-05 with exact instructions (all ok)
Finally there is a paragraph which kind of summarises again what to do, only it talks about getting a count instead of a sum of the items in the list -- contrary to what was just done in step 01 - 05.
The final paragraph looks like something that was originally the introductory paragraph, but has been left there by mistake, or perhaps it belongs to another exercise.
I wrote the following code through step 01-05 and it was accepted as a correct:
n = [3, 5, 7] def total(numbers): result = 0 for item in numbers: result = result + item return result
Thus, I just ignored the final paragraph in the instructions, but it should be removed.