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Hannah Schauer1,137 Points
How to add additional words to variable
In order to say "was the original creator of PHP" I had to add another variable because if I just put $fullName = $fullName . 'was the creator of PHP' . '\n'; it says it's wrong.
<?php //Place your code below this comment $firstName .= 'Rasmus'; $lastName .= 'Lerdorf'; $fullName .=$firstName . " " . $lastName; $answer3 = $fullName . 'was the original creator of PHP' . "\n"; echo $answer3; ?>
Benjamin Larson34,055 Points
Hi Hannah -
While there are often many ways of accomplishing a given task, these code challenges are often more specific about the way in which you need to solve them. So because the challenge says Use the $fullName variable to display the string, it's not going to pass when outputting your
$answer3 variable, even if it contains the correct string.
However, that is not the main issue with your code. If you read my answer on your previous thread https://teamtreehouse.com/community/says-i-forgot-to-add-a-space-between-first-and-last-name, the problem is that you are using this operator:
For more information, about the difference, you can check my answer on the link to your previous question, or the PHP Manual: String Operators.