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Again this baffles me. What is wrong with my code?
Where do i go wrong here in this look is it the if statement, the counter being added or the loop itself?
def repeat(string, times) fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1 counter = 0 loop do # YOUR CODE HERE repeat("hi", 5) counter = counter + 1 if counter == times break end end end
You're over complicating it, the way to do it is replace repeat("hi",5) with print(string), you made it call the method inside the method you're trying to call which is why its failing.
Also instead of counter = counter + 1 put counter += 1 which increments counter with the value after += which must be an int not a string so don't do "1" just do 1
Jeff MudayTreehouse Moderator 27,586 Points
You are so close! Nice job. Let's build on that.
The ONLY thing I needed to change to make it work was the
repeat and substitute it with
puts which prints the string (without a newline) each time it goes through the loop.
def repeat(string, times) fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1 counter = 0 loop do # YOUR CODE HERE # this line prints the string (once each loop interation) # this was the ONLY change you needed. puts(string) counter = counter + 1 if counter == times break end end end