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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Passing an Argument to a Function

why and I getting this error? "It looks like Task 1 is no longer passing."

I am in JavaScript Basics on challenge 2,

First step passes but second fails. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

script.js
function returnValue(str) {
var echo = 'My agrument' + returnValue("hello");
    return(str);
}  
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>

3 Answers

Hello David, I found the answer. Needed to put the var echo outside of the function.

Thanks for responding

function returnValue(str) { return(str); } var echo = 'My argument' + returnValue('hello');

You need to call the function outside of the function. Like this.

function returnValue(str) { 
 return str
}

var echo = returnValue('My argument');

No prob and thank you Clayton Tevebaugh for also providing an answer.