Python program to calculate the sum of elements in a list

Hello everyone, am back to discuss a new python program. Here we learn how to sum all the elements in a list quite easily. We use a predefined function called sum() and apply it to the list, the functions returns the sum of all the elements in a list.

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Task :

To find the sum of all the elements in a list.

Approach :

  • Read input number asking for the length of the list using input() or raw_input().
  • Initialise an empty list lst = [].
  • Read each number using a for loop.
  • In the for loop append each number to the list.
  • Now we use a predefined function sum() to find the sum of all the elements in a list.
  • Print the result.

Program on Github

Program :

Output :

Sum of elements in a list - programminginpython.com
Sum of elements in a list – programminginpython.com

Program on Github

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