Please help me with this 😥

I wanna make a code which reverses the text

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Hey there,

So you want your for loop to start at the last letter of 'hello', and loop until it reaches the first letter.

Right now, i is set to string.length, which is 6. Remember that indexing starts at 0, so the index of the 'o' in 'hello' is 5.

Change let i = string.length to let i = string.length - 1

Also remember that the 2nd part of the classic for loop tells the loop to run as long as a certain condition is true. As soon as it becomes false, the for loop stops.

Right now you have i === 0. This means that the loop is stopping as soon as you start it, because you’ve set i to a number greater than 0.

Change i === 0 to i >= 0.

Hope this helps!

The function does not have any return statement, so it returns undefined. Follow my slightly improved version:

var text = ‘Hello’;
function reverse(str) {
let reversed = ‘’;
for (let i = str.length - 1; i >== 0; i - -) {
reversed = reversed + str[i];
return reversed;
text = ‘What are you doing?’;

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I hope you get it right!

Love, Lawrence

PS. In the case of your code, the output will be undefined.


var txt = 'hello';
function reverser(string) {
for (let i = string.length; i === 0; i--) {
The reverser() function is called and txt is used as an argument. txt has a value of 'hello'.
string === 'hello'
i has a value of 'hello'.length, 5.
5 does not equal 0. The loop is never run.
The console.log() this reverser() function call was inside doesn’t have any value returned from the function, so undefined gets logged to the console.

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Make a classic for loop.
You can make i equal 0. The loop continues if i !== string.length. For the first time through the loop, log string.length - 1 plus i to the console. For the next time, log string.length - 3 plus i to the console. Etc.

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Hey there. So you wanna reverse the string ‘hello’? Right now you have string.length at the first part of a classic for loop, which means the string ‘hello’ has a length of 5. Try changing it to string.length - 1.

Secondly. The second part of a classic for loop is used to tell the computer how many times it will loop.

Right now you have i === 0, which means you’ve set it to continue looping when i is greater than 0. Try changing it to i >= 0 so that the loop will continue when i is greater than or equal to 0.

Hope I corrected your code.
Pummarin :slightly_smiling_face:

P.S.: In case of your code, it returns undefined. :wink: