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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a while Loop

Rachel Carter
Rachel Carter
915 Points

Code took too long to run

What is wrong?

var count = 0;
while (count < 26) {
  count + 1;

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

"Code took too long to run" is the euphemistic version of "This code is in an infinite loop."

When you wrote "count + 1;" it adds 1 to the count, but it doesn't store that computed result anywhere. To increment the count, you could use the addition assignment operator: "count += 1;"

Hey! If you want to change or add to the contents of a variable you need to use the "=" sign. Meaning that the code should go something like this:

count  = count  + 1;

And in your case, if you want to use the shortened version, then you can write it out like this:

count += 1;

So you're just missing the "=" sign in order for the code to work ;)

Hope this helps & good luck!