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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Doing Math

Nathan Kilcourse
Nathan Kilcourse
531 Points

Used divided symbol but keep getting error message

Need some help here. Ive used var profitPerUnit = 213.38 / 47; and I keep getting an error message.

What am I doing wrong. I divided the profit by the quantity and I still keep getting it wrong.

var wholesalePrice = 5.45;
var retailPrice = 9.99;
var quantity = 47;
var salesTotal = 9.99 * 47;
var profit = 469.53 - 256.15;
var profitPerUnit = 47 / 213.38; 
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

2 Answers

james south
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james south
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 33,271 Points

you have the numbers backwards, you are calculating units per profit. also the point of this exercise is to use variables, so swap out the numbers for their variable assignments, e.g. use quantity instead of 47.

Nathan Kilcourse
Nathan Kilcourse
531 Points

Figured it out. It was allowing me to input numbers to i continued to do so, when in fact it wanted me to use the profit / quantity. My code was off. Thank you.