Confused where to start on project

Hi all. I have an assignment due, and this is my first time touching JavaScript and I have no clue where to start. How would I go about grouping together all the numbers so when they are plugged into the popups, it comes up with a calculation? Thanks for the help!

Firstly, welcome to the forums.

While we are primarily here to help people with their Free Code Camp progress, we are open to people on other paths, too. Some of what you are asking is pretty trivial in the Free Code Camp context, so you might find that if you’re not getting the instruction and material you need in your current studies, the FCC curriculum will really help you get started. At a modest guess I’d say investing a 4-5 hours working through the curriculum here will really pay off. You can find the curriculum at

With your current questions, we don’t have enough context to know what you already know or don’t know, so it is impossible to guide you without just telling you the answer (which we won’t do).

It is pretty typical on here for people to share a codepen / jsfiddle example of what they have tried so that anyone helping has more of an idea of what help is actually helpful.

Please provide some example of what you’ve tried and I’m sure you’ll get more help.

Happy coding :slight_smile:

If it was me, I would probably start building the html form controls first, such as the age input, the radio buttons for gender, and the dropdown for body fact and calculate button. Then, I would start writing some basic JavaScript to retrieve data. After that, I’d work on putting it all together, but save the css for last. To me, the most important thing is getting it to work before anything else.

Good idea @rhowell1… Build the layout first in this case

Thanks for the response!

I have the html written out, I am just confused as to how I am supposed to group together all the different numbers into a body type calculation. Do I have to create a new Var or “if” for every single possible outcome or gender, age, and body fat %?