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8.4.5 Five Numbers CodeHS Answers

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The most common answer:

for i in range(5):

This script for collecting five numbers from the user, adding them to a list, and then printing both the list and the sum of its elements is almost correct.

To ensure full compatibility with Python syntax and avoid using “list” as a variable name (since it’s a built-in Python function), let’s adjust the quotation marks and choose a different variable name for the list:

numbers = []  # Use a descriptive name instead of overriding the built-in 'list'

for i in range(5):
    number = int(input("Number: "))  # Properly formatted input prompt
    numbers.append(number)  # Add the user's number to the list

print(numbers)  # Print the list of numbers

final = sum(numbers)  # Calculate the sum of the list elements
print(final)  # Print the sum

This script:

  • Initializes an empty list named numbers.
  • Uses a for loop to prompt the user to input a number five times, converting each input to an integer and appending it to the numbers list.
  • Prints the list of numbers collected from the user.
  • Calculates the sum of the numbers in the list using the sum function and prints the result.

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