It says lookup is not defined

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Your code so far

// Setup
function phoneticLookup(val) {
  var result = "";

  // Only change code below this line
  var lookup = {
    "alpha": "Adams",
    "bravo": "Boston",
    "charlie": "Chicago",
    "delta": "Denver",
    "echo": "Easy",
    "foxtrot": "Frank"

  // Only change code above this line
  return result;

// Change this value to test
result = lookup[val];

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Hi @amypolito,

The lookup is not defined because you declared it inside the function and you can’t access it outside, this is a “scope” problem.

In this case, you would want to assign the result to lookup[val] (result=lookup[val]) right before you return the result and keep the code under comment //Change this value to test unchanged.

Hope this helps!

perfect! thank you! i didn’t realize it was a scope problem