I can't pass this challenge please help with correction

Below is my code: please what is wrong with the code!

var lastNameLength = 8;
var lastName = "elamin";
lastNameLength = lastName.length;

What is the url of the challenge?

I’ve edited your post for readability. When you enter a code block into the forum, precede it with a line of three backticks and follow it with a line of three backticks to make easier to read. See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard. The “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) will also add backticks around text.

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This is the url of the challenge below
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-javascript/find-the-length-of-a-string

You need to use the .length property of strings. You don’t assign the length of the string, the length of string is generated once you create the string.

Please help with correct code I really stuck!

// Example
var firstNameLength = 0;
var firstName = "Ada";

firstNameLength = firstName.length;
///outputs: 3

I think you should start over. Then, look at the example and try to figure out what you need. You don’t need much and only need to add one word and a period.

This is the code:
var lastNameLength = 8;
var lastName= “elamin”;
lastNameLength = lastName.Length;

But it’s showing
lastNameLength should be equal to eight.

You weren’t supposed to change var lastName or any of the vars for that matter. Trust me when I say start over.

Or if you’re hesitant to hit the reset button:

// Example
var firstNameLength = 0;
var firstName = "Ada";

firstNameLength = firstName.length;

// Setup
var lastNameLength = 0;
var lastName = "Lovelace";

// Only change code below this line.

lastNameLength = lastName;


I have start over but it’s still say lastNameLength should be equal to eight. below is the code:

// Example
var firstNameLength = 0;
var firstName = “Ada”;

firstNameLength = firstName.length;

// Setup
var lastNameLength = 0;
var lastName = “Lovelace”;

// Only change code below this line.
var lastNameLength = 8;
var lastName = “Ada”;

lastNameLength = lastName.length;

Remember what I said? Starting from the very beginning, the only thing you have to do is add one word and a period and you will be done.

You don’t need to add other variables, they are already set up for you.

Let me see if I can walk through the example:

var firstNameLength is initiallized to 0;
var firstName is equal to “Ada”
Now we are taking firstName and accessing the .length property of strings (because firstName holds a string value). This is done by firstName.length and by doing this we will get the length of the string, as a number, that is stored in firstName.
Then we put that value into firstNameLength.

Please edit your last post and use 3 backticks on the line before and the line after your code, so that it properly formats in your post. I gave you the instructions in my second reply to this thread.

Thank you.

Thank you a lot, I have passed the challenge.