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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Passing an Argument to a Function

Sophia Dominguez
Sophia Dominguez
1,136 Points

Not sure how to do this.. help?

I keep getting a syntax parse error

function returnValue(width, length){
var area = width * length;
  return area;
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

25,059 Points

Sophia Dominguez You seem to have placed a normal bracket ] instead of a right curly bracket } at the end of your code. If you change the normal bracket to a curly bracket, it will work fine.