# Python : Merge three lists of tuples according the first element of the tuple to add the seconds elements

## Python : Merge three lists of tuples according the first element of the tuple to add the seconds elements

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Problem Description:

I have three lists of tuples of size 2 given by :

``````a1 = [(47, 100)]
a2 = [(47, 100), (0, 86), (4, 86)]
a3 = [(47, 100), (39, 90)]
``````

I want to merge them and remove the duplicates according the first element of the tuples. With the second, we add them. So we should get

``````a = [(47, 300) , (0, 86), (4, 86), (39, 90)]
``````

How can i do that ?

Thank you

## Solution – 1

``````combined = a1 + a2 + a3
seen = set()
desired_output = [(a, b) for a, b in combined if not (a in seen or seen.add(a))]
``````

EDIT:
I missed the part of the question of summing up the numbers. Sorry about that. Here is my edited answer addressing that part:

``````mydict = dict()

for a, b in combined:
if a in mydict:
mydict[a] += b
else:
mydict[a] = b

final_tuple = list(mydict.items())
``````

## Solution – 2

Try:

``````a1 = [(47, 100)]
a2 = [(47, 100), (0, 86), (4, 86)]
a3 = [(47, 100), (39, 90)]

out = {}
for l in [a1, a2, a3]:
for x, y in l:
out[x] = out.get(x, 0) + y

out = list(out.items())
print(out)
``````

Prints:

``````[(47, 300), (0, 86), (4, 86), (39, 90)]
``````
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