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On 2020-11-08 at 19:00:34 +0000, Peter Pearson <pkpearson at nowhere.invalid> wrote: > On Sun, 8 Nov 2020 13:50:19 -0500, Quentin Bock <qberz2005 at gmail.com> wrote: > > Errors say that add takes 1 positional argument but 3 were given? Does this > > limit how many numbers I can have or do I need other variables? > > Here is what I have: > > def add(numbers): > > total = 1 > > for x in numbers: > > total += x > > return total > > print(add(1999, -672, 84)) > > Your function "add" expects a single argument that is a list > of numbers. You're passing it three arguments, each a number. > Try add([1999, -672, 84]). Or change add to accept an arbitrary number of arguments and collect them into a tuple: def add(*numbers): # then the rest of the function as before BTW, why initialize total to 1?

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