Learn Form Validation by Building a Calorie Counter - Step 78

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I can’t seem to figure this one out it seems simple enough yet i guess im not understanding exactly what the empty template literal is/does

### Your code so far

You need to construct the HTML string that will be displayed in the output element. Start by assigning an empty template literal to the innerHTML property of the output element.

function calculateCalories(e) {
  e.preventDefault();
  isError = false;

output.innerHTML = ``;

const breakfastNumberInputs = document.querySelectorAll('#breakfast input[type=number]');
  const lunchNumberInputs = document.querySelectorAll('#lunch input[type=number]');
  const dinnerNumberInputs = document.querySelectorAll('#dinner input[type=number]');
  const snacksNumberInputs = document.querySelectorAll('#snacks input[type=number]');
  const exerciseNumberInputs = document.querySelectorAll('#exercise input[type=number]');

  const breakfastCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs(breakfastNumberInputs);
  const lunchCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs(lunchNumberInputs);
  const dinnerCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs(dinnerNumberInputs);
  const snacksCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs(snacksNumberInputs);
  const exerciseCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs(exerciseNumberInputs);
  const budgetCalories = getCaloriesFromInputs([budgetNumberInput]);

  if (isError) {
    return;
  }

  const consumedCalories = breakfastCalories + lunchCalories + dinnerCalories + snacksCalories;
  const remainingCalories = budgetCalories - consumedCalories + exerciseCalories;
  const surplusOrDeficit = remainingCalories >= 0 ? 'Surplus' : 'Deficit';

}

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Learn Form Validation by Building a Calorie Counter - Step 78

write it as last line of the function

wow thank you. may i ask you if that is because of how freecodecamp works or is that a js thing

the course is in beta, so it needs to be refined more, and there are issues like this.

gotcha thx for your help