The *numbers argument can be preceded by any number of regular arguments

examples/functions/super.py
from __future__ import print_function

def mysum(op, *numbers):
    print(numbers)
    if op == '+':
        total = 0 
    elif op == '*':
        total = 1 
    else:
        raise Exception('invalid operator {}'.format(op))

    for s in numbers:
        if op == '+':
            total += s
        elif op == '*':
            total *= s
  
    return total

print(mysum('+', 1))
print(mysum('+', 1, 2))
print(mysum('+', 1, 1, 1))
print(mysum('*', 1, 1, 1))
examples/functions/super.py.out
(1,)
1
(1, 2)
3
(1, 1, 1)
3
(1, 1, 1)
1