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Great work so far. Let’s finish up by practicing with a few functions that take lists as arguments.

Instructions

1.

Define a function called count that has two arguments called sequence and item.

Return the number of times the item occurs in the list.

For example: count([1, 2, 1, 1], 1) should return 3 (because 1 appears 3 times in the list).

  • There is a list method in Python that you can use for this, but you should do it the long way for practice.
  • Your function should return an integer.
  • The item you input may be an integer, string, float, or even another list!
  • Be careful not to use list as a variable name in your code—it’s a reserved word in Python!
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