How am i wrong, did exactly as told

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I am getting the output to 8, but its still telling me to use lastName.length, which I have done. What else can I do?

Your code so far


// Setup
let lastNameLength = 0;
const lastName = "Lovelace";

// Only change code below this line
lastNameLength = 8;
console.log("lastName".length);

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Challenge: Find the Length of a String

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you are supposed to update the value of the variable lastNameLength programmatically, not just assign it to 8.

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What do you mean for this to log? The length of the string contained in lastName (in this case, "Lovelace") or the length of the string "lastName" itself?

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@RealLeon Does the feedback from @snowmonkey make sense?

“last name” is a string with 9 spots. Plus, is it hardwired for only that single string
But the variable lastName stores “Lovelace” which is a string with 8 spots.

Check this out
let userName = “@RealLeon” assign the string to a variable
let count =userName.length assign the number spots with the string attribute length
@RealLeon and “userName” are two different strings.

Wow, this is a great question because I have never seen anyone hardwire anything before .length. We must all just copy from examples only. Even hardwiring works, please stop.

Knock 'em dead!

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