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C# C# Basics (Retired) Perform Converting Strings to Integers

What is the syntax error that occurs with my code?

The third line shows the syntax error which I am not able to understand?

string heightInput = "168";
int height = int.Parse(heightInput);
int height = height + 10;

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You're doing great, but you're not declaring height just once. You're declaring it twice. Remember, when we first declare a variable we start by giving a data type. So when you say int height you are overwriting what you previously had. You've already made the height variable, now you just need to use it.

height = height + 10;

or alternatively

height += 10;

Hope this helps! :sparkles: