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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Hoisting

Marguerite Seip
Marguerite Seip
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Hoisting challenge

Hello, I'm having trouble with the Hoisting challenge where I am supposed to declare the variable within the scope of the function. The variable is a string that I declare before the if statement but then I am also supposed to assign it after the if statement? I'm confused. Please help! -Marguerite

2 Answers

Dave McFarland
STAFF
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

You've got it right. You should declare the variable at the top of the function (inside the function). But don't assign a value to it:

var status;

Then assign the value status="I'll close when I'm ready."; inside the if() statement.