The prompt for the exercise is as follows:
Uses a for loop to sum count values from start by increment.
Use: total = sum_count(start, increment, count)
start – the range start value (int)
increment – the range increment (int)
count – the number of values in the range (int)
What i’ve come up with:
def sum_count(start, increment, count): total = start for i in range(start, count): i += increment total += i else: return total
When i call and print the function using values 2, 2, 5, the return should be 30, however I am only returning a value of 17. Which part of my code is wrong?
If you want to repeat something
x times, you can use a loop
for _ in range(x) that doesn’t do anything with the value
Reading the task as
Use a for loop to sum
count is not the upper boundary of the range – that’s what you did – but the number of values to add up. So for
count times, increase the
start value by
increment and take the sum of the values.
def sum_count(start, increment, count): total = 0 for _ in range(count): total += start start += increment return total
Answered By – fsimonjetz
Answer Checked By – Katrina (BugsFixing Volunteer)