Now that we have a function to print the grades, let’s create another function to compute the sum of all of the test grades.
This will be super-helpful when we need to compute the average score.
I know what you’re thinking, “let’s just use the built-in
sum function!” The built-in function would work beautifully, but it would be too easy.
Computing the sum manually involves computing a rolling sum. As you loop through the list, add the current grade to a variable that keeps track of the total, let’s call that variable
On line 3, define a function,
grades_sum, that does the following:
- Takes in a list of scores,
- Computes the sum of the scores
- Returns the computed sum.
Call the newly created
grades_sum function with the list of