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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program String Manipulation

I cannot figure out what I am doing / why i am getting no output

unsure what i am doing wrong here to not be getting an output

index.php
<?php

//Place your code below this comment
$firstName = 'Rasmus';
$lastName = 'Lerdorf';

$fullName = "$firstName $lastName";

$string_one = ' was the original creator of PHP';
$string_one = ' $fullName' . $string_one;


?>

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, jonny black! Remember that double quotes are used when you need the value of a variable as a part of the string. If you had tried to display the value of $string_one to the console right now, it would display:

  $fullName was the original creator or PHP

Literally, it would look just like that without a new line character, period, but most importantly, instead of "Rasmus Lerdorf" in place of $fullName it would say the variable name "$fullName" which isn't what we're after.

First, you will need double quotes so that it gives the value stored in $fullName instead of the string "$fullName". Secondly, you need to echo the string to display it. Finally, the string should end with a period/full stop and a new line character.

This is the line you're looking for:

echo "$fullName was the original creator of PHP.\n";

Hope this helps! :sparkles: