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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program String Manipulation

Still getting an error! please help

//Place your code below this comment $firstName = 'Rasmus'; $lastName = 'Lerdorf'; $fullName = $firstName .' '. $lastName; $fullName .= 'was the original creator of PHP. '; $fullName .= "\n"; echo $fullName;

index.php
<?php
//Place your code below this comment
$firstName = 'Rasmus';
$lastName = 'Lerdorf';
$fullName = $firstName .' '. $lastName;
$fullName  .= 'was the original creator of PHP. ';
$fullName  .= "\n";
echo $fullName;
?>

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Tina Camara! You're doing great and have a solid understanding of concatenation. However, what if I added the following rule to that step? Do this without changing the original value of $fullName? In the previous step, the value of $fullName was just "Rasmus Lerdorf", but now it's "Rasmus Lerdorfwas the original creator of PHP\n" and that's not his name. His name is still just "Rasmus Lerdorf". The simplest way to do this is to use your double quotes to expand the value in place and echo out the whole thing at one time.

echo "$fullName was the original creator of PHP\n";

Hope this helps! :sparkles: