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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables The Variable Challenge

Tobi Ogunnaike
Tobi Ogunnaike
2,242 Points

Can anyone suggest a more elegant way of adding the periods to my code? Thanks

Here's my code

var statement1 = "What a coincidence, I can't believe your name is " + prompt("Hey, what is your name?" );
var statement2 = " I recently visited " +prompt("Where were you born?" );
var statement3 = " Let's go to " +prompt("What's your ultimate holiday destination?")+ " together";
document.write (statement1 + ".");
document.write (statement2 + ".");
document.write (statement3 + ".");

There should be a way to fit the periods into the first 3 lines of code but I can't figure out how. Thanks!

3 Answers

Rebecca Bompiani
Rebecca Bompiani
16,945 Points

Hi Tobi-

I think you could concatenate them the same way you started:

var statement1 = "What a coincidence, I can't believe your name is " + prompt("Hey, what is your name?" )+".";

Chris Grazioli
Chris Grazioli
31,225 Points

You could just make one long formatted string that contains your whole var story;

  • like the "children's mad lib" they referred to in the video. The "mad lib" would contain blank spaces or your variables, response1, response2, etc.

Put this long formatted string after all the prompts and display it to the page with the document.write(story);

Tobi Ogunnaike
Tobi Ogunnaike
2,242 Points

Thanks Rebecca!

Tried that before but it didn't work. Must've been a syntax issue