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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers The Mad Libs Challenge Revisited

Jayson Di Pietro
Jayson Di Pietro
1,404 Points

Why do you have to add questionsLeft again after every prompt?

Why do you have to add questionsLeft again after every prompt? Why can't i just add questions -= 1 after every prompt like the example below? If I do not add: questions -= 1; questionsLeft = " (" + questions + " questions left)"

then the questions variable does not decrease by 1.

Example: var questions = 3; var questionsLeft = " (" + questions + " questions left)" var adjective = prompt('Please type an adjective' + questionsLeft); questions -= 1; var verb = prompt('Please type a verb' + questionsLeft); questions -= 1; var noun = prompt('Please type a noun' + questionsLeft); alert('All done. Ready for the message?'); var sentence = "<h2>There once was a " + adjective; sentence += ' programmer who wanted to use JavaScript to ' + verb; sentence += ' the ' + noun + '.</h2>'; document.write(sentence);

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

The "questionsLeft" string tells the user how many questions are left to answer, and to be accurate it must be re-created for each question. Simply reducing "questions" doesn't change the message that will be shown.