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JavaScript JavaScript Foundations Variables Hoisting

I can't figure out what he wants from us...

I can't seem to find what the teacher wants in this code challenge, I've never had trouble before....has anyone completed this code challenge that could walk me through it easier than whatever Jim is trying to do? He confuses the hell out of me. Thanks!

<!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.";




1 Answer

Hi, It is to remind you of hoisting. Declare your function's vars at the top of the function.

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