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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Review: Scope

Julie Ann DelaPena
Julie Ann DelaPena
3,716 Points

var counter = 0; function doStuff( ) { return counter = 10; }

var counter = 0; function doStuff( ) {

return _____________ counter = 10; }

3 Answers

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

Hi Julie,

It's looking for the "var" keyword:

return var counter = 10;

The question asked : Finish the code below so that the variable counter inside the function is only accessible inside that function.

Adding the "var" keyword declares the variable within the scope of the function only, so that it will not affect the value of any variable named counter outside of that function, or in another function. Leaving out the "var" keyword would make it a global variable.

Joseph Vincent Trajano
Joseph Vincent Trajano
1,933 Points

i still don't get it can anyone help me with this