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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Storing Numbers in Variables

var age = { age: "20"; }

Q.Create a variable named age and store your age in the variable.

I understand this as I need to create a variable or var and name it age. I tried different things and even tried lookig at what other people are doing on the discussion thing. Nothing is working.

var age = { age: "20"; }

var age = {
  age: "20";
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

2 Answers

Tsenko Aleksiev
Tsenko Aleksiev
3,819 Points

Hi Michael! You are pushing it a bit :) They are three basic types of variables: strings, numbers and booleans Number:

var age = 20;


var name = "Tsenko";


var isDay = false;

Basically, it goes like this: if you have a number of some kind ( floating number, simple number ) you type the special word "var" than you give your variable a name aka "age" and than you assign a value to it using "=". Is as simple as that. Just remember this, when you assign a number, there is no need of quotes, just type the number, if you type quotes, it's a string and finally, when you want to use booleans, you just type true or false - no quotes no nothing. The curly braces is another thing but it's just too early to explain it now :)

Ricky White
Ricky White
8,799 Points

You're overthinking. Try:

var age = 20;

The age can be an integer, so is written as just 20. If you enclose it in quotes it becomes a string. variables are not wrapped in curly braces.