Summing the Odd Numbers in a List

This technical problem involves writing a function that takes a list of integers as input and returns the sum of the odd numbers in the list. An example input and output are provided in the problem statement .


Given a list of integers, write a function that returns the sum of the odd numbers in the list.
Example input: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Example output: 9


This solution is in Python. Our A.I. can create solutions in multiple languages.
by kayakane
def sum_odd(list):
    sum = 0
    for i in list:
        if i % 2 != 0:
            sum += i
    return sum

print(sum_odd([1, 2, 3, 4, 5]))

A.I. Evaluation of the Solution

This solution correctly returns the sum of all odd numbers in the given list. However, it is not the most efficient solution as it loops through the entire list regardless of whether or not there are any odd numbers present. A more efficient solution would check if there are any odd numbers in the list before looping through it.

Evaluated at: 2022-11-22 08:16:13