# Python | Summation of two list of tuples

• Last Updated : 21 Nov, 2019

Sometimes, while working with Python records, we can have a problem in which we need to perform cross summation of list of tuples. This kind of application is popular in web development domain. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using list comprehension + `zip()`
The combination of above functionalities can be used to perform this particular task. In this, we iterate through the list using list comprehension and the summation across lists is performed with help of` zip()`.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Summation of two list of tuples``# using list comprehension + zip()`` ` `# initialize lists``test_list1 ``=` `[(``2``, ``4``), (``6``, ``7``), (``5``, ``1``)]``test_list2 ``=` `[(``5``, ``4``), (``8``, ``10``), (``8``, ``14``)]`` ` `# printing original lists``print``(``"The original list 1 : "` `+` `str``(test_list1))``print``(``"The original list 2 : "` `+` `str``(test_list2))`` ` `# Summation of two list of tuples``# using list comprehension + zip()``res ``=` `[(x[``0``] ``+` `y[``0``], x[``1``] ``+` `y[``1``]) ``for` `x, y ``in` `zip``(test_list1, test_list2)]`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"The Summation across lists is : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output :

```The original list 1 : [(2, 4), (6, 7), (5, 1)]
The original list 2 : [(5, 4), (8, 10), (8, 14)]
The Summation across lists is : [(7, 8), (14, 17), (13, 15)]
```

Method #2 : Using `sum() + zip() + map()`
This is yet another way to perform this task. This is similar to above method, the difference is that summation is performed by inbuilt function and extending logic to each element is done by `map()`.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Summation of two list of tuples``# using sum() + zip() + map()`` ` `# initialize lists``test_list1 ``=` `[(``2``, ``4``), (``6``, ``7``), (``5``, ``1``)]``test_list2 ``=` `[(``5``, ``4``), (``8``, ``10``), (``8``, ``14``)]`` ` `# printing original lists``print``(``"The original list 1 : "` `+` `str``(test_list1))``print``(``"The original list 2 : "` `+` `str``(test_list2))`` ` `# Summation of two list of tuples``# using sum() + zip() + map()``res ``=` `[``tuple``(``map``(``sum``, ``zip``(a, b))) ``for` `a, b ``in` `zip``(test_list1, test_list2)]`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"The Summation across lists is : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output :

```The original list 1 : [(2, 4), (6, 7), (5, 1)]
The original list 2 : [(5, 4), (8, 10), (8, 14)]
The Summation across lists is : [(7, 8), (14, 17), (13, 15)]
```

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