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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers The Mad Libs Challenge Revisited

Sufian Javed
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Sufian Javed
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 790 Points

My question counter will no go down.

I've gone through my code numerous times but I cant seem to figure out what the problem may be. When I preview the page, it shows me '3 questions left' for all the questions. Anyone else have this problem?

var questions = 3; var questionsLeft = ' [' + questions + ' questions left]'; var adjective = prompt('Please type an adjective' + questionsLeft); questions -= 1; questions = ' [' + questions + ' questions left]'; var verb = prompt('Please type a verb' + questionsLeft); questions -= 1; questions = ' [' + questions + ' questions left]'; var noun = prompt('Please type a noun' + questionsLeft); alert('All done. Ready for the message?'); var sentence = "<h2>There once was a " + adjective; sentence += ' programmer who wanted to use JavaScript to ' + verb; sentence += ' the ' + noun + '.</h2>'; document.write(sentence);

2 Answers

Christopher Debove
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Christopher Debove
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You're updating the value of the variable "questions" with the string in place of modifying questionsLeft.

Oscar Rivas
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Oscar Rivas
Courses Plus Student 2,020 Points

You need to update questionsLeft also, because questionsLeft is composed of strings and number.

var questionsLeft = '[ ' + questions + ' left ]'; var adjective = prompt('Please type an adjective' + questionsLeft);

questions -= 1; questionsLeft = '[ ' + questions + ' left ]'; var verb = prompt('Please type a verb' + questionsLeft);

questions -= 1; questionsLeft = '[ ' + questions + ' left ]'; var noun = prompt('Please type a noun' + questionsLeft);