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JavaScript JavaScript Loops, Arrays and Objects Tracking Multiple Items with Arrays Build a Quiz Challenge, Part 1 Solution

Why am I not getting 3 as my answer and only 1?

My solution is essentially the same as that in the Solution video, however, my counter is only telling me I'm getting 1 correct, not 3. Can someone tell me why?

var questions = [ ["Where are you from? ", " Ohio"], [" Who is your wife? ", "Ngoc"], [" How many kids do you have ", 2]]; var correctAnswers = 0; var question; var answer; var response;

function print(message) { document.write(message); }

for (var i = 0; i < questions.length; i++) { question = questions[i][0]; answer = questions[i][1]; response = parseInt(prompt(question));

if (response === answer) {
    correctAnswers += 1;    
}

}

print(correctAnswers);

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,017 Points

Only one of your questions has a number answer, the other two are strings. But your comparison code uses "parseInt" to convert the answer into a number, so it's not possible for the first two answers to match.

Also be aware that for the first answer you have " Ohio", so even a string comparison would fail unless you included the space in the response.

Ahh, awesome. Yeah, I saw that today and realized that this approach would only work for a number input.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,017 Points

Erik Young — Glad to help. You can mark a question as solved by choosing a "best answer".

And happy coding!