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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Change the Value in a Variable

Lauren Wotherspoon
Lauren Wotherspoon
3,159 Points

Final score not working

The final score keeps showing in the console as 15. I've done everything the video said but I can't see my mistake. Any advice on why it isn't working?

var score = 0; score += 10; score +=5;

var bonusPts = 100; var finalScore = score + bonusPts; console.log(score);

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,026 Points

This code does not show the final score in the console, it shows the "score" instead:

console.log(score);       // last line of current code
console.log(finalScore);  // what you probably wanted
9,596 Points

after these : var score = 0; score += 10; score +=5; variable score equals 15 because 0 + 10 + 15 second line of your code doesn't change score, it declares 2 new variables (bonusPts and finalScore ) but score is still 15, so when you run console.log(score); you see it is 15