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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Hoisting

I am stuck

It says "Alter the 'elevatorCloseButton' function to follow the best practices in declaring variables within the scope of the function."

And I have tried a few times and re listened to the video several times.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title> JavaScript Foundations: Variables</title>
      html {
        background: #FAFAFA;
        font-family: sans-serif;
    <h1>JavaScript Foundations</h1>
    <h2>Variables: Hoisting</h2>


    function elevatorCloseButton(pushed) {

        if (pushed) {
            var status = "I'll close when I'm ready.";




2 Answers

You almost had it. You only had to define the variable within the function then assign it within the conditional statement.

function elevatorCloseButton(pushed) {

    var status;
    if (pushed) {
            status = "I'll close when I'm ready.";

ok so 'defining' a variable is just declaring it with nothing after but a semi colon? I understand the principle of hoisting just couldn't work out how to 'define' the variable.

Thank you! :)