Factorialize a number? what is wrong with it?

Tell us what’s happening:

Your code so far

function factorialize(num) {
var factor = 1; 
if (num > 0) {
  for (var i = 1 ; i <= num ; i++) {
    factor = factor * i;
    return factor;
} else {
  return 1;


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Challenge: Factorialize a Number

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You have your return statement IN your for loop. This ends the loop on the first iteration, because return shuts down the function.


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