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JavaScript JavaScript Numbers Working with Numbers Create a Program with Math

Shawn Butts
Shawn Butts
3,271 Points

My solution to the coding challenge for secondsAlive, I may of taken the "math illiterate" route.

const secsPerMin = 60; const minsPerHour = 60; const hoursPerDay = 24; const daysPerWeek = 7; const weeksPerYear = 52; const year = 365; /* I added this variable */

const secondsPerDay = secsPerMin * minsPerHour * hoursPerDay; console.log(There are ${secondsPerDay} seconds in a day.);

const yearsAlive = 28; let secondsAlive = secondsPerDay * year * yearsAlive; console.log(I've been alive for more than ${secondsAlive} seconds.);

Mark Casavantes
Mark Casavantes
2,867 Points

Hello Shawn,

On the lines that have "console.log" you need a back tick inside your ().

console.log(`There are ${secondsPerDay} seconds in a day.`);

const yearsAlive = 28;
let secondsAlive = secondsPerDay * year * yearsAlive;
console.log(`I've been alive for more than ${secondsAlive} seconds.`);
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,851 Points

The backticks are causing local code quotes since the Markdown formatting isn't being used.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,851 Points

When posting code, always use Markdown formatting to preserve the code's appearance and retain special symbols. With the formatting, it looks like this:

const secsPerMin = 60;
const minsPerHour = 60;
const hoursPerDay = 24;
const daysPerWeek = 7;
const weeksPerYear = 52;
const year = 365; /* I added this variable */

const secondsPerDay = secsPerMin * minsPerHour * hoursPerDay;
console.log(`There are ${secondsPerDay} seconds in a day.`);

const yearsAlive = 28;
let secondsAlive = secondsPerDay * year * yearsAlive;
console.log(`I've been alive for more than ${secondsAlive} seconds.`);

While this solution works, it doesn't make use of the defined constants for daysPerWeek and weeksPerYear. You might try using them in the calculation instead of creating another constant (though I must admit, your strategy yields a slightly more accurate value :wink:).