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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Wrapping Up The Project Wrapping Up The Project

Brittany Cerra
Brittany Cerra
7,424 Points

Wrapping Up The Project Final Quiz Trouble

I pasted the quiz question below. Can you explain the answer to me? How is this $b accounted for?

What does the following block of code output?


$flavors = array("Cake Batter","Cookie Dough");

foreach ($flavors as $a => $b) {

echo $a;



2 Answers

Patrick Gerrits
Patrick Gerrits
14,614 Points

An array, as you know has key and a value.When you don't give a key in the creation of the array what are the defaults?

Then when you look at the foreach() statement. What is happening there. Every single entrey in $flavors is stored as.. $a of $b?

THink about how you would create an array when you do want to assign a key. $arrayExample = array("foo" => "bar", "bar" => "foo")

What is $a en what is $b? Now back to the question... in the example no key was given (so the system choose one) what is $a?

Brittany Cerra
Brittany Cerra
7,424 Points

Thank you! That makes sense. I wasn't considering the default keys, and that the output would, in this case, display those defaults.