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JavaScript JavaScript Quickstart Data Types and Variables Creating Variables

Chany Ventura
Chany Ventura
2,209 Points

var myName = "Chany" var myAge = 31 var message = "Chany + is + 31" alert("Chany" + "is" + "31"); What's wrong?

It says I have to leave an space before and after the word "is" I DONT GET IT

scripts.js
var myName = "Chany"
var myAge = 31
var message = "Chany + is + 31"
alert("Chany" +  "is"  + "31");

1 Answer

Stanley Thijssen
Stanley Thijssen
22,831 Points

Hi there Chany, first of all everything you put in between double quotes ("") will be a string and the variable assigned to it will be exactly equal to that string. So for example your message variable now has the value:

"Chany + is + 31"

It would be better practice to reuse the variables you assigned before that, so:

var message = myName + " is " + myAge;

As you can see here I reuse the variable you defined earlier, and also used the string " is " with a space prepended and appended to it. This makes sure you get back a value like:

"Chany is 31"

After you have defined your message variable you can simply pass it to the alert() function like so:

alert(message);

I hope this helps you out and makes you understand better how to combine variables with strings (concatenation).