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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Storing and Tracking Information with Variables Create a variable with a string

Emily V
Emily V
8,553 Points

Var help, why do I not add quotations?

Task: Use the document.write() function to print the contents of the player variable to the page.

I understand that the answer is

var player = ('Jasmine') document.write (player);

but why no quotation marks around the word 'player'?

app.js
var player = ('Jasmine')
document,write (player)
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="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Kieran Barker
Kieran Barker
15,004 Points

This is the correct answer:

var player = ‘Jasmine’;
document.write(player);

The reason you don’t need to add quotes around ‘player’ on the second line is because ‘player’ is just like a box that CONTAINS the string. You can think of player as having ‘Jasmine’ inside it.

Emily V
Emily V
8,553 Points

Thank you!