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# Ruby loops, I don't understand how to do

The repeat method should take a string, and print it a specified number of times. Use loop and break to complete the method. Be sure to do the following:

After printing the value of string, add 1 to the counter variable. Use an if statement together with the break keyword to break out of the loop once counter is equal to times.

def repeat(string, times) fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1 counter = 0 loop do # YOUR CODE HERE repeat("Hi",5) print repeat(string) counter + 1 if counter == times break end end end

loop.rb
```def repeat(string, times)
fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1
counter = 0
loop do
# YOUR CODE HERE
repeat("Hi",5)
print repeat(string)
counter + 1
if counter == times
break
end
end
end
```
```def repeat(string, times)
fail "times must be 1 or more" if times < 1
counter = 0

loop do
counter += 1
puts string
break if counter == times
end

end

repeat("Hi", 5)
```

Try this code instead. You're are calling the repeat method before defining it. First define the method then call it.

## 1 Answer

• Omit the `repeat("Hi",5)` line
• Instead of `print repeat(string)`, write `print(string)`
• Replace `counter + 1` with `counter += 1`

Then it should pass!