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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Numbers and Strings

Does someone understand where the parsInt should be put in relation to width?

I did not see this combination demonstrated.

var width = '190px';
var numOfDivs = 10;
var totalWidth = width * numOfDivs;
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Right now width is a string. But we want it to be an int so we can multiply it by the number of divs. We take the width and send it into a function/method called parseInt. Then we multiply. Take a look here:

var totalWidth = parseInt(width) * numOfDivs;

I forgot the "e" in "parseInt". Lovely. Thank You!