# How to find the average of a list with Python?

To find the average of a list of numbers in Python, you can use the built-in `sum()` and `len()` functions. Here’s a simple example:

``````def find_average(numbers):
total = sum(numbers)
count = len(numbers)
average = total / count
return average

# Example usage
my_list = [2, 4, 6, 8, 10]
result = find_average(my_list)
print("Average:", result)``````

In this example, the `find_average()` function takes a list of numbers as input. It calculates the sum of the numbers using the `sum()` function and the length of the list using the `len()` function. Then, it divides the sum by the count to find the average.

In the example usage, the list `my_list` contains the numbers `[2, 4, 6, 8, 10]`. The average is calculated as `(2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10) / 5 = 6.0`, and the result is printed as “Average: 6.0”.

Keep in mind that the `sum()` function assumes the list contains numeric values. If the list contains non-numeric elements, you may encounter an error. If needed, you can add additional validation or error handling in your code to handle such cases.