Find the Longest Word in a String.Help

Find the Longest Word in a String.Help
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
What is going wrong.Can you help me?
Your code so far


function findLongestWordLength(str) {
  var splitString = str.split(" ");
  var biggestWord = 0;
  for (var i = 0;
  i<splitString.length;
  i++) { if (biggestWord < splitString[i].length){
       biggestWord- splitString[i].length;
  }
  }
  return biggestWord;
}

findLongestWordLength("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog");

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-algorithm-scripting/find-the-longest-word-in-a-string


#2

I’m looking at this line and I don’t see how this helps you find the longest word.
It looks like you are trying to do a subtraction?


#3

No but I belive that was right in my code.And now what I should do?


#4

I don’t understand why you are doing a subtraction…
Can you explain your algorithm?


#5

I don’t do a subtraction but I belive this is right but you tell that isn’t right.


#6

function findLongestWordLength(str) {
var splitString = str.split(" ");
var biggestWord = 0;
for (var i = 0;
i<splitString.length;
i++) { if (biggestWord < splitString[i].length){
biggestWord= splitString[i].length;
}
}
return biggestWord;
}

findLongestWordLength(“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”);
I belive this code it’s right.Right


#7

Hi Klaudia

it looks good now. Did you try it?


#8

try this

function findLongestWordLength(str) {
  var splitString = str.split(" ");
  var biggestWord = "";
	for(let i = 0; i < splitString.length; i++){
      if(biggestWord.length < splitString[i].length){
        biggestWord = splitString[i];
         }
    }
  return biggestWord.length;
}

findLongestWordLength("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog");

#9

This is right Thank oyu for help.


#10

I don’t try it but my new code it is right.But thank you also.