Please suggest the need of ^ and $ in this.

Your code so far

let repeatNum = "42 42 42";
let reRegex = /(\d+)\s\1\s\1/; // Change this line
let result = reRegex.test(repeatNum);

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Challenge: Reuse Patterns Using Capture Groups

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Hello there,

That is what HINT 3 was trying to hint for users to do:

Hint 3
The code below:

let testString = "test test test test test test";
let reRegex = /(test)(\s)\1\2\1/g;
let result = reRegex.test(testString);

because we used \g , our Regex doesn’t return after first full match ( test test test ) and matched all repetitions. Think about how you can assert the start and end of the string.

But, I did add the last line, as more of a hint.

the g flag doesn’t do that with test method tho, seems a thing from the match method

it advances the index to which start testing
there should not be suggestion to use g flag here