So I'm starting to learn Python (3.43) code on my own time and my friend who is a major in Comp Sci made up a little assignment for me to try to complete although I have no class experience. So what I need to do is make some code where the user is prompted to input how many scores to be entered and for hose to be inputed on each line which i have successfully completed. The hard part is figuring out how to make the min, max, and avg work into this. This is my cide thus far:

``````def scores():
print('we are starting')
count = int(input('Enter amount of scores: '))
print('Each will be entered one per line')
scoreList = []
for i in range(1, count+1):
scoreList.append(int(input('Enter score: ')))
print(scoreList)
print(scoreList)
print('thank you the results are:')
mysum = sum(count)
# mysum needs to be a float
average = 1.0*mysum / count
print ('Total: ', str(count))
print ('Average: ', str(average))
print ('Minimum: ', str(min(count)))
print ('Maximum: ', str(max(count)))
scores()
``````

While a direct answer is helpful, I'd really like to understand what it is I may be doing wrong or some pointers on how to make it better. I understand my code skills are elementary but I'm trying to grasp the basics without paying a large amount for a class. I do however plan on taking a course once I can grasp the basics. thank you!

Have two extra variables. Call them `min` and `max`.
Give `min` initially an impossible "high" value, say 999.
Give `max` initially an impossibl "low" value, say -1.
Now after every input of a score, compare that score to `min` and `max`.
Use lower than for `min` and higher than for `max`.
After input of all scores `min` should contain the lowest score and `max` the highest.
Success!

You must call the `min()` and `max()` functions with the argument `scoreList` instead of `count`. The same holds for `sum()`

``````print ('Minimum: ', str(min(scoreList)))
print ('Maximum: ', str(max(scoreList)))
``````

You can also improve the input part:

``````scoreList.append(int(input('Enter score {:d}/{:d}: '.format(i, count))))
``````
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