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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops A Closer Look at Loop Conditions

Syed Khutub Shariff
Syed Khutub Shariff
2,084 Points

Im stuck in Endless loop not able to figure out why?

var upper = 10;
var guess;
var attempts = 0;
var randomNumber = getRandomNumber();

function getRandomNumber(upper) {
  return Math.floor( Math.random() * upper ) + 1;

while( guess !== randomNumber){

  guess = getRandomNumber(upper);
  attempts += 1;

document.write("<p>The random number was = " + randomNumber + "<p>");
document.write("<p> the number of attempts =" + attempts + "</p>" );

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,025 Points

On line 4, the target "randomNumber" is set by calling "getRandomNumber". But since it it called without an argument, the formula will generate a result that is not a number ("NaN").

Since nothing matches "NaN", the loop condition will never be met and the loop will run continuously.

Just supply an argument when you call "getRandomNumber" (I assume you intended to use "upper") to fix the issue.