# For loop need expanation

Iknow it is simple but I can’t figure it out…
code is

``````let number = 1;
let sum = 0;

for (let number = 1; number < 11; number++){
sum += number;
}
console.log(sum);
´´´
and sum is
0
3
6
10
15
21
28
36
45

while number is less then 11; i++ and sum = number + number
it should be if number is 1 goes 1++ that is 2 and number + number = 2 + 2 = 4
another iteration, 4++ = 5, 5+5 = 10 sum = 10 + 10 = 20,  how it goes I dont get it...??``````
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Not quite,

``````sum += number;
``````

means

``````sum = sum + number
``````

Try it this way:

``````let number = 1;
let sum = 0;

for (let number = 1; number < 11; number++){
console.log('number before:', number);
console.log('sum before:', sum);
sum += number;
console.log('sum after:', sum);
}
console.log(sum);``````

thank you!! I was thinking that sum += number means sum = number + number

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Just know, if you declare a local variable(variable declared inside parentheses {…}), then, when the code inside parentheses({…}) gets executed, it is going look for data in the local scope(anything inside parentheses {…} will always have a local scope means you can’t extract local data from outside the parentheses ) first and once it finds, it’s gonna use the value of the local variable and won’t even care what’s outside the local scope(means outside the parentheses {}) but if the variable isn’t declared inside the local scope then it will move to the outer scope to find it.
Hope that helps.

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