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Can't get past questions: Create a variable named "nineteen" and assign the correct numeric value 19...

Seems there's multiple ways to order the variables and get the correct answer, but I can't find the right order the system wants to let me past.

This shows correct in the console when replacing variables with the numbers: ((a+b)*(b+c))+a //forgot the +a in first post

Console shows 19, but not correct answer? (note: a=1, b=2 and c=4 already)

4 Answers

I got it... had to break each answer out under it's own var declaration for it to pass, so answer of var nineteen = (a + b) * (b + c) + a; actually passed.

Hi Michael,

That works for me. Did you assign it to the variable nineteen?

var nineteen = ((a+b)*(b+c))+a;

Charles Gray
Charles Gray
19,470 Points

order of operations is 3 * 6 + 1 = 19 should be right but a javascript variable starts with the keyword var var nineteen = ((a+b)*(b+c))=a;

Yeah, I was being a little short in my question because I hadn't actually copied my work to the clipboard yet. I think it's a technical glitch, though, because after posting I had to refresh the page and I can't get past question 2 now in the same challenge.

var a = 1, b = 2, c = 4, three = a + b, ten = (a + c) * b;

Challenge is for var ten to equal 10.

What you have for ten is correct too. I would try refreshing the challenge.