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

Mart Lord
Mart Lord
8,440 Points

unable to answer correctly.

Question: "After your newly created returnValue function, create a new variable named echo. Set the value of echo to be the results from calling the returnValue function. When you call the returnValue function, make sure to pass in any string you'd like for the parameter. "

can someone answer this and explain the answer please.

thank you

script.js
function returnValue ( food ) {
    return food;
  var echo = food;
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Ryan Gostic
Ryan Gostic
20,790 Points

The assignment to echo will never be reached because when you return a value from a function it exits the function. You should place your assignment to echo outside of the function (below it) and make sure you call the function.

Mart Lord
Mart Lord
8,440 Points

Thanks ryan, How do I call the function after I have moved echo out of it?

Ryan Gostic
Ryan Gostic
20,790 Points

var echo = returnValue(<input goes here>);