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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Build a Random Number Guessing Game

Swedina Yolanda
Swedina Yolanda
931 Points

Can I just write document.write('<p>Sorry, the number was</p> ' + randomNumber); ?

Is it really necessary to put the closing tag in the end, since there is no string after the var randomNumber?

Antonio De Rose
Antonio De Rose
20,882 Points

could you post, the whole of code, covering the randomNumber variable too.

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! It depends entirely on how you want it to look on the page. In the example, the closing <p> tag was included after the random number so that the random number will appear as a part of the "block". Most browsers implement the paragraph with a default of display: block;. This includes a small margin above and below it. Also, had you styled your paragraphs, the random number would not inherit those styles, but rather the styles applied to the body. Ultimately, your way would work too, but it depends entirely on how you want it to look.