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Using a random number value to store in a variable

When storing a random number value into a variable, how come the variable doesn't return a random number every time you call it?

For example, if dieroll returns 2 and you call it again, you will still get the number 2 and not a random number.

Shouldn't the value of the variable change each time it's called on the console?

function getRandomNumber() { var randomNumber = Math.floor( Math.random() * 6 ) + 1; return randomNumber; } var dieroll = getRandomNumber();

1 Answer

I just tested your code and it returned each time a different number . Not clear for me why you get same number.