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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program String Manipulation

2,919 Points

need the escape character to add a newline

Use an escape character to add a newline to the end of the string.

'Rasmus Lerdorf was the original creator of PHP'


//Place your code below this comment
$firstName = 'Rasmus';
$lastName = 'Lerdorf';
$fullname = "$firstName $lastName"
  echo $fullname . '/was the original creator of php'


1 Answer

james south
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james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,258 Points

the newline character is \n but you will need to reform your fullname to pass, and also capitalize php. they want fullname to be a concatenation of firstname, a space, and lastname. and then in your echo statement fullname goes in the string and you don't need a slash in the beginning. you (might) need double, not single, quotes, as well. it's very picky.