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Attempted this challenge and it took longer than I thought to get it working correctly. However the countdown (number of questions left) starts at 5 and doesn't update during the quiz. What did I do wrong?

```//Countdown fails, displays only "5"; all other code works

//With the exception of question one,
//correct values are set to
//upper case
var correct1 = 12;
var correct2 = "JAVASCRIPT";
var correct3 = "CANON";
var correct4 = "BLUE";
var correct5 = "TORONTO"

//By default, all question values are set to false
var question1 = false;
var question2 = false;
var question3 = false;
var question4 = false;
var question5 = false;

//Countdown for questions left
var countdown = 5;
var questionsLeft = ' [' + countdown + ' questions left]';

//Intro

//Questions Section
//conditional statements will change correct (matching) answers to "true"

//first question is a parsed integer
var guess1 = parseInt(prompt("How many eggs in a dozen?" + questionsLeft));
countdown -= 1;
if (guess1 === correct1) {
question1 = true;
}

var guess2 = prompt("What language is this code written in?" + questionsLeft);
countdown -= 1;
if (guess2.toUpperCase() === correct2) {
question2 = true;
}

var guess3 = prompt("The Rebel Camera series are made by _____" + questionsLeft);
countdown -= 1;
if (guess3.toUpperCase() === correct3) {
question3 = true;
}

var guess4 = prompt("Why is the sky ______?" + questionsLeft);
countdown -= 1;
if (guess4.toUpperCase() === correct4) {
question4 = true;
}

//Question 5 doesn't get a "countdown -= 1;"
var guess5 = prompt("Type This: Toronto");
if (guess5.toUpperCase() === correct5) {
question5 = true;
}

//Testing purposes only
//to ensure conditional statements work
console.log(question1);
console.log(question2);
console.log(question3);
console.log(question4);
console.log(question5);

//Results Section
alert("Thank you for playing. Click ok for results.");

//declaring starting score
var score = 0;

//score is updated in this section
//of conditional statements and output
if (question1) {
score += 1;
document.write("<p>Question one was right!</p>");
} else {
document.write("<p>Question one was wrong.  You should have said: " + correct1 + ".</p>");
}
if (question2) {
score += 1;
document.write("<p>Question two was right!</p>");
} else {
document.write("<p>Question two was wrong.  You should have said: " + correct2 + ".</p>");
}
if (question3) {
score += 1;
document.write("<p>Question three was right!</p>");
} else {
document.write("<p>Question three was wrong.  You should have said: " + correct3 + ".</p>");
}
if (question4) {
score += 1;
document.write("<p>Question four was right!</p>");
} else {
document.write("<p>Question four was wrong.  You should have said: " + correct4 + ".</p>");
}
if (question5) {
score += 1;
document.write("<p>Question five was right!</p>");
} else {
document.write("<p>Question five was wrong.  You should have said: " + correct5 + ".</p>");
}

//Ranking section
if (score === 0) {
var message = "<p>You didn't get any answers right.  Better luck next time.</p>";
}

else {
//how range values are handled in JavaScript, the &&

//this is also a nested series of conditional statements
if (1 <= score && score <= 2) {
var crownColor = "bronze";
}
else if (3 <= score && score <= 4) {
var crownColor = "silver";
}
else if (score === 5){
var crownColor = "gold";
}
//output message if any of the nested series is true
var message = "<p>You got " + score;
message += " answers right, so you get a " + crownColor;
message += " crown. </p>";

}

//"message" variable used for both zero value and nested series
document.write(message);
```