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Find the average of an unknown number of inputs in Python
  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

Prerequisites: *args and **kwargs in Python

The special syntax *args in function definitions in python is used to pass a variable number of arguments to a function. It is used to pass a non-keyworded, variable-length argument list. The syntax is to use the symbol * to take in a variable number of arguments; by convention, it is often used with the word args. In this article, the task is to find the average of the unknown number of inputs.


Input : 1, 2, 3
Output : 2.00

Input : 2, 6, 4, 8
Output: 5.00

Below is the implementation.

# function that takes arbitary
# number of inputs
def avgfun(*n):
    sums = 0
    for t in n:
        sums = sums + t
    avg = sums / len(n)
    return avg
# Driver Code 
result1 = avgfun(1, 2, 3)
result2 = avgfun(2, 6, 4, 8)
# Printing average of the list 
print(round(result1, 2))
print(round(result2, 2))



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