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# Problems with the code challenges

Part two of the code challenges it seems I am doing something wrong but I don't know what

In this code challenge the issue is not the first part of the challenge but rather the second part. At that the challenge ask me to

Question:

input mevol is equal to 16 octal

My code:

```var mevol = 012;
```

Error:

It tells me this "Bummer! Please try again. Correct octal literals are declared like: `var o = 021;`

It's hard for us to know what issue you are having if you don't show us your code. For some tips on how to do that, check out the tips for asking questions video located in the right hand sidebar.

Also without a link to the code challenge you are having issues with someone would have guess which one it is, to be able to test out their solution.

Your syntax is good. 012 is 10 in decimal, what you need to do is figure out what 16 is in octal.

It's 018, but

```var mevol = 018;
```

just returns an error message

Bummer! Please try again. Correct octal literals are declared like: <code>var o = 021;</code>

Terry Martin - That's because 018 is not 16 in octal.

You need to convert decimal 16 into its octal equivalent. You can convert between octal and decimal by hand but that's not really necessary just use this octal-to-decimal converter

Sorry let me do that

In this code challenge the issue is not the first part of the challenge but rather the second part. At that the challenge ask me to input mevol is equal to 16 octal so i input var mevol = 012; It tells me this "Bummer! Please try again. Correct octal literals are declared like: <code>var o = 021;</code>"

I am sorry this is me being an idiot. Thank you for your help James I will look at the code more closely next time