Arithmetic Apples Explainer

**The aim of this puzzle**:

Find an arithmetic error in the function `multiplyApples`

and correct it. Remember that arithmetic errors happen when some part of the code’s mathematics are wrong, for example adding something inside of a function when it should be subtracting.

**Walkthrough of the solution**:

Dimitri’s function `multiplyApples(12)`

should be multiplying the argument 12 by 3, however, with the current Starter Code:

```
function multiplyApples(students) {
return students / 3;
}
console.log(multiplyApples(12));
```

the output logged to the console is 4, which is not going to be a sufficient amount of apples for Dimitri’s students. To help visualize what’s going wrong, we could replace `students`

in the function with the number 12:

```
return 12 / 3;
```

Because the function is dividing, we see that 12 / 3 = 4, which is incorrect output. This should be changed from (`/`

) to (`*`

) to multiply.

**Sample code solution**:

(Tap below to reveal)

```
function multiplyApples(students) {
return students * 3;
}
console.log(multiplyApples(12));
```