# Arithmetic Apples Explainer

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:

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``````
function multiplyApples(students) {

return students * 3;

}

console.log(multiplyApples(12));

``````