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JavaScript

Sara Tankard
PLUS
Sara Tankard
Courses Plus Student 3,402 Points

bug in substr method

Code in question: var quick = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"; var wordBrown = quick.substr(10,14);

I believe this should return 'brown', as requested by the code challenge. However the bummer message says: "Bummer! Was expecting the string of 'brown' but got 'brown fox jump'" It seems the program is returning quick.substr(10,14) is "brown fox jump", which is actually quick.substr(10,24)

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/methods-2

2 Answers

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

You're almost there, the first parameter passed indicates where to start. The second is used to indicate how many characters to extract and return not the position to end.

var wordBrown = quick.substr(10,5);
Sara Tankard
PLUS
Sara Tankard
Courses Plus Student 3,402 Points

yes, thanks so much! I was thinking the method substring() which uses indices, not substr(). Thanks =)