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this is the question --- The repeat method should take a string, and print it a specified number of times. Use loop and break to complete the method. Be sure to do the following:

After printing the value of string, add 1 to the counter variable. Use an if statement together with the break keyword to break out of the loop once counter is equal to times.

loop.rb
def repeat(string, times)
  puts "Enter the number of times : "
  times = gets.chomp.to_i
  fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1
  counter = 0
  loop do
    print "enter string : "
    string = gets.chomp
    counter += 1
    if counter == times
      break
    end  
  end
end

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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This is another case where the code works, but does something different from what the challenge is expecting. When working code doesn't pass the challenge, pause for a moment and then re-read the instructions carefully. You'll be likely to find that it's asking for a different job to be done.

In this case, both "string" and "count" are already provided through the parameters. So you don't need to prompt for, or input either one.

And the one thing you will need to output is the "string" itself, which isn't being done here. But the counter handling is good, so when you fix the input/output issues you should pass.

Thanks again man ! cracked it I overcomplicated it.