returning totals in functions of math
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:
# then the rest of the function as before
BTW, why initialize total to 1?