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The second echo statement was set up to display the number of letters, but it always showed "2", and we have additional

I don't understand what the question is saying. We never learnt the count(); function in the previous videos, this is rather tricky. Help please, thanks!

$letters = array("A", "C", "M", "E");

echo "Today's challenge is brought to you by the ";
echo " letters: ";
echo "AC";
echo ".";


1 Answer

Matthew Bilz
Matthew Bilz
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The count function will return the number of items indexed in your array. For instance, if you call the count function for $letters, it will return 4.

$count = count($letters);
echo $count;
//will return the integer 4

So if they want you to replace any of their echo statements with the number of letters, you would simply put your new $count variable inside the double quotes of the echo statement where they would like the number.

I hope this helps!