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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Simplify Repetitive Tasks with Loops Create a while Loop

My While loop seems to take too long to run in the Code Challenge, what am I doing wrong, it asks for 26 counts

It asks me to create a while loop that prints 26 times. However, when I give it a condition of while count is less than 26 or even a 27 it says it takes to long to run.

script.js
 var count = 0;

while (count < 26) {
  document.write("a while loop");
}

1 Answer

Your count variable is set to 0 and stays zero. You need to add into your program something like count++. That way each time it runs, you add one to the variable and it will stop once it reaches less than 26.

var count = 0;

while (count < 26) {
  document.write("a while loop");
  count++;
}

Thanks cameron. I figured as much, I knew something was missing, I just could not remember what that was.

I'm glad you figured it out! :)