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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Build a Random Number Guessing Game

Christian Solorzano
Christian Solorzano
6,606 Points

Whats the reason for the ' + randomNumber + '

Why do those plus signs need to be included beside the randomNumber in the else statement?

3 Answers

That is how you concatenate a string in JavaScript. So if someNum = 3 and you write the code:

console.log("The number is " + someNum);

It's going to print out "The number is 3"

Cheryl Frei
Cheryl Frei
2,528 Points

I don't have another answer, I have a farther question...why the + sign after randomNumber in the string?

Nick Field
Nick Field
17,079 Points

Cheryl, in the example we are using + after randomNumber to concatenate the final closing paragraph tags after the randomNumber string, so that the document.write command encloses all the string content in paragraph tags. This is how html can be included in JavaScript.

here is the link to concatenation on MDN if that helps