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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Doing Math

James George
James George
476 Points

var wholesalePrice = 5.45; var retailPrice = 9.99; var quantity = 47; var salesTotal ='retailPrice * quntity';

Having problem with my question for some reason.I am trying to write is as it is but Is pros it var wholesalePrice = 5.45; var retailPrice = 9.99; var quantity = 47;

var salesTotal ='retailPrice * qunity'; The is asking me to multiply the retailprices * qunity as the subtotal for the sales prices.

script.js
var wholesalePrice = 5.45;
var retailPrice = 9.99;
var quantity = 47;
var salesTotal ='retailPrice * quntity';
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,939 Points

Don't put quotes around variable names and/or math operators. That turns the whole thing into a string literal instead of referencing the values stored in the variables.

Also, be careful to spell variable names the same way each time, including capitalization.