Increment a Number issue

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I’m failing on this task : You should not use the assignment operator.

Your code so far


let myVar = 87;

// Only change code below this line
myVar = myVar + 1;
myVar = 87;
myVar++;

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Challenge: Increment a Number with JavaScript

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These two lines are using the assignment operator (=):

myVar = myVar + 1;
myVar = 87;

The instructions were:

Change the code to use the ++ operator on myVar .

You we supposed to change the bottom line, which was:

myVar = myVar + 1;

Don’t add lines after this, change this line.

Hint: try the code below :point_down:t4:
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And then tell if it worked :sunglasses:.

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@kevinSmith sorry my friend, I promise this won’t happen anymore.

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Cool, it happens. No biggie.

Do not reassign value to myVar.
Code line below comment is already doing the increment by one in myVar. You need to modify it by using the “++” operator. Simply use increment operator instead of assignment (=) operator.
e.g.
let a = 5;
// inreament
a++;

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Super helpful, thanks for this break down.