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# Average Word Length problem

I have a problem with the Code Coach challenge for Average Word Length. This is my code, which is working great for 4/5 tests. Not sure where I'm going wrong. from math import ceil #split input into list avg_string_list = input().split() # list comprehension to get average avg = sum(len(word) for word in avg_string_list)/ len(avg_string_list) #round up floats print(ceil(avg))

2nd May 2020, 1:06 AM
Curtis Dufour + 2
From your point, you not need ceil. Just add floor division. #split input into list avg_string_list = input().split() # list comprehension to get average avg = sum(len(word) for word in avg_string_list)// len(avg_string_list) if avg == 3: print (avg) else: print (avg+1)
2nd May 2020, 2:52 AM
xLord + 4
text = input() z = text.split() y = len(z) x = 0 for i in z: x +=len(i) print(x/y)
7th May 2021, 10:50 AM
Aman Kaushik + 2
xLord , Curtis Dufour Forget it. got my mistake..Was counting punctuations as a character. Remove punctuations from your input string and it will work fine with *ceil* function. Here is my code: from math import ceil import string essay = str(input()) # Remove punctuations from essay string essay_new = essay.translate(str.maketrans('', '', string.punctuation)) # Split the essay into individual words words = essay_new.split() length_each_word = [] for i in range(len(words)): length_each_word.append(len(words[i])) total = sum(length_each_word) average = total/len(length_each_word) print(ceil(average))
9th Jun 2020, 11:11 AM
Manish Kumar Mohanty + 2
text = input() a=list(text) y=a.count(" ") x = y+1 for i in range(y): a.remove(" ") b= len(a) print (b/x) Is this easy version or hard version
24th Mar 2021, 12:10 AM
Harshit Sharma + 1
xLord ,A little help required. My solution to this problem was very similar to Curtis Dufour except that I didn’t use list comprehensions rather used simple for loop. I was also facing the same problem with “ceil” function and used floor division to complete the test. (thanks to you) However what I don’t get is ....why did you choose < avg == 3 > as the first condition ... Is it because of the explicit test case that was failing or is there any other reason ...Please explain What if there was a test case wuth avg value = 4 was present. Would this program still hold good«
9th Jun 2020, 11:00 AM
Manish Kumar Mohanty 0
Thanks! I always forget about floor division and how that works.
2nd May 2020, 4:24 PM
Curtis Dufour 20th May 2020, 4:51 AM
Med D 0
I answered by his logic. I know is there a better code
9th Jun 2020, 6:08 PM
xLord 0
text = input() text2 = text.replace(" ", "") result = len(list(text2))/len(text.split()) print (result)
15th Jul 2021, 7:50 AM
Kasymbekov Ulan Akylovich 0
Harshit Sharma thanks for the code! I was desperately trying to write a code like this (there are many complicated versions here) but it seems im not ready yet. Could ANYONE explain this code step by step? That would be sooo helpful :)
6th Oct 2021, 5:48 PM
Loai Wahdieh