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# Summing Values the Pythonic Way With sum() (Summary)

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You can now use Python’s built-in function `sum()` to add multiple numeric values together. This function provides an efficient, readable, and Pythonic way to solve summation problems in your code. If you’re dealing with math computations that require summing numeric values, then `sum()` can be your lifesaver.

In this video course, you learned how to:

• Sum numeric values using general techniques and tools
• Add several numeric values efficiently using Python’s `sum()`
• Concatenate sequences using `sum()`
• Use `sum()` to approach common summation problems
• Use appropriate values for the `iterable` and `start` arguments in `sum()`
• Decide between `sum()` and alternative tools to sum and concatenate objects

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With this knowledge, you’re now able to add multiple numeric values together in a Pythonic, readable, and efficient way.