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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Doing Math

Create another variable named profit. It should hold the value of the salesTotal variable minus the wholesalePrice multi

var wholesalePrice = 5.45;
var retailPrice = 9.99;
var quantity = 47;
var salesTotal =retailPrice *quantity;
var profit =( wholesalePrice;
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Dimitar Dimitrov
Dimitar Dimitrov
11,800 Points

var profit = salesTotal - (wholesalePrice * quantity);

Multiplication goes before subtraction so you need to wrap your second part of the code in ( )

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,026 Points

There's only one parenthesis here, but parentheses must be used in match pairs. Also, the formula isn't quite finished. The instructions tell you that "profit" value should be "the salesTotal variable minus the wholesalePrice multiplied by the quantity."