# Python program to find sum of elements in list

Given a list of numbers, write a Python program to find the sum of all the elements in the list.

Example:

```Input: [12, 15, 3, 10]
Output: 40

Input: [17, 5, 3, 5]
Output: 33```

Example #1:

 `# Python program to find sum of elements in list ` `total ``=` `0` ` `  `# creating a list ` `list1 ``=` `[``11``, ``5``, ``17``, ``18``, ``23``]  ` ` `  `# Iterate each element in list ` `# and add them in variale total ` `for` `ele ``in` `range``(``0``, ``len``(list1)): ` `    ``total ``=` `total ``+` `list1[ele] ` ` `  `# printing total value ` `print``(``"Sum of all elements in given list: "``, total) `

Output:

`Sum of all elements in given list:  74`

Example #2 : Using while() loop

 `# Python program to find sum of elements in list ` `total ``=` `0` `ele ``=` `0` ` `  `# creating a list ` `list1 ``=` `[``11``, ``5``, ``17``, ``18``, ``23``]  ` ` `  `# Iterate each element in list ` `# and add them in variale total ` `while``(ele < ``len``(list1)): ` `    ``total ``=` `total ``+` `list1[ele] ` `    ``ele ``+``=` `1` `     `  `# printing total value ` `print``(``"Sum of all elements in given list: "``, total) `

Output:

`Sum of all elements in given list:  74`

Example #3: Recursive way

 `# Python program to find sum of all  ` `# elements in list using recursion ` ` `  `# creating a list ` `list1 ``=` `[``11``, ``5``, ``17``, ``18``, ``23``] ` ` `  `# creating sum_list function ` `def` `sumOfList(``list``, size): ` `   ``if` `(size ``=``=` `0``): ` `     ``return` `0` `   ``else``: ` `     ``return` `list``[size ``-` `1``] ``+` `sumOfList(``list``, size ``-` `1``) ` `  `  `# Driver code      ` `total ``=` `sumOfList(list1, ``len``(list1)) ` ` `  `print``(``"Sum of all elements in given list: "``, total) `

Output:

`Sum of all elements in given list:  74`

Example #4: Using sum() method

 `# Python program to find sum of elements in list ` ` `  `# creating a list ` `list1 ``=` `[``11``, ``5``, ``17``, ``18``, ``23``] ` ` `  `# using sum() function ` `total ``=` `sum``(list1) ` ` `  `# printing total value ` `print``(``"Sum of all elements in given list: "``, total) `

Output:

`Sum of all elements in given list:  74`

Check out this Author's contributed articles.

If you like GeeksforGeeks and would like to contribute, you can also write an article using contribute.geeksforgeeks.org or mail your article to contribute@geeksforgeeks.org. See your article appearing on the GeeksforGeeks main page and help other Geeks.

Please Improve this article if you find anything incorrect by clicking on the "Improve Article" button below.

Practice Tags :