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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Working with Strings Write a Template Literal

Trevor Terry
Trevor Terry
720 Points

I need help. I feel like Im doing what the statement is asking but it's not right.

I'm not understanding this statement:

Make sure you're including : $ immediately after type and before `price

const flavor = "Blueberry";
const type = "Smoothie";
const price = 4.99;

const drink = `${flavor} + ' ' + ${type} + ':$ ' +  ${price}`;

2 Answers

const drink = ${flavor}${type}: $${price};

^ the answer. you can't concatenate(add) template literals the same way you do strings. Think of it like this the drink costs ${price} would evaluate to "the drink costs 4.99" <- notice how there is no "$"? that's because ${} is the syntax that contains your variable and it is sort of 'ignores' everything around it and only prints what's inside of it. so $${price} would print $4.99. I hope this helps!

The current value of drink is the string "Blueberry + ' ' + Smoothie + ':$ ' + 4.99" instead of the string "Blueberry Smoothie: $4.99". The challenge is telling you that you need a space between the : and the $, and no space after the $ and before ${price}.