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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Returning a Value from a Function

Melvinder Singh
Melvinder Singh
1,765 Points

Could someone please help me with this Code Challenge?

Hi guys,

I cant seem to complete this code challenge. Everytime i make it to task 3, it says it looks like Task 1 is incomplete or wrong or something like that. Could someone please help me with what I'm doing wrong? Thank you.

script.js
function getYear () {
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;
}

getYear ();
var yearToday = year;
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Justin Horner
STAFF
Justin Horner
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hello Melvinder

The problem is you are calling the function getYear but not setting it to a variable. To solve this we want call the method and make sure the return value from the method is assigned to the variable like this.

function getYear()
{
  var year = new Date().getFullYear();
  return year;
}

var yearToday = getYear();

I hope this helps.