# How to iterate over multiple list and calculate every alternate values in it?

## Question:

I have list where it has values of multiple persons, I want to calculate every alternate values in list of lists, how can I achieve it? list looks like below

``````for j in persons:
person_list.append(persons[int(j)][0]+persons[int(j)][2])
person_list.append(persons[int(j)][1]+persons[int(j)][3])
print("person list", person_list)
``````

Above is the code which I tried, but it’s not working

`person [[222, 1, 255, 54], [105, 1, 135, 48], [397, 310, 521, 594]]`

I have to calculate 222+255 and 1+54 and similarly for other lists.

## Answers:

You can do something like this:

``````>>> x = [[222, 1, 255, 54], [105, 1, 135, 48], [397, 310, 521, 594]]
>>> [[sum(i[::2]), sum(i[1::2])] for i in x]
[[477, 55], [240, 49], [918, 904]]
``````

This will go over and sum the even-indexed values together and the same with the odd-indexed values.

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