Learn Functional Programming by Building a Spreadsheet - Step 71

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i do not understand what i am being asked to do here, need someone to help break it down for me

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css" />
    <title>Functional Programming Spreadsheet</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="container">
      <div></div>
    </div>
    <script src="./script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
#container {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: 50px repeat(10, 200px);
  grid-template-rows: repeat(11, 30px);
}

.label {
  background-color: lightgray;
  text-align: center;
  vertical-align: middle;
  line-height: 30px;
}
/* file: script.js */
const infixToFunction = {
  "+": (x, y) => x + y,
  "-": (x, y) => x - y,
  "*": (x, y) => x * y,
  "/": (x, y) => x / y,
}


// User Editable Region

const infixEval = (str, regex) => str.replace(regex, (_match, arg1, operator, arg2) => infixToFunction[operator]); 

// User Editable Region


const isEven = num => num % 2 === 0;
const sum = nums => nums.reduce((acc, el) => acc + el, 0);
const average = nums => sum(nums) / nums.length;

const median = nums => {
  const sorted = nums.slice().sort((a, b) => a - b);
  const length = sorted.length;
  const middle = length / 2 - 1;
  return isEven(length)
    ? average([sorted[middle], sorted[middle + 1]])
    : sorted[Math.ceil(middle)];
}

const spreadsheetFunctions = {
  sum,
  average,
  median
}

const range = (start, end) => Array(end - start + 1).fill(start).map((element, index) => element + index);
const charRange = (start, end) => range(start.charCodeAt(0), end.charCodeAt(0)).map(code => String.fromCharCode(code));

const evalFormula = (x, cells) => {
  const idToText = id => cells.find(cell => cell.id === id).value;
  const rangeRegex = /([A-J])([1-9][0-9]?):([A-J])([1-9][0-9]?)/gi;
  const rangeFromString = (num1, num2) => range(parseInt(num1), parseInt(num2));
  const elemValue = num => character => idToText(character + num);
  const addCharacters = character1 => character2 => num => charRange(character1, character2).map(elemValue(num));
  const rangeExpanded = x.replace(rangeRegex, (_match, char1, num1, char2, num2) => rangeFromString(num1, num2).map(addCharacters(char1)(char2)));
  const cellRegex = /[A-J][1-9][0-9]?/gi;
  const cellExpanded = rangeExpanded.replace(cellRegex, match => idToText(match.toUpperCase()));
}

window.onload = () => {
  const container = document.getElementById("container");
  const createLabel = (name) => {
    const label = document.createElement("div");
    label.className = "label";
    label.textContent = name;
    container.appendChild(label);
  }
  const letters = charRange("A", "J");
  letters.forEach(createLabel);
  range(1, 99).forEach(number => {
    createLabel(number);
    letters.forEach(letter => {
      const input = document.createElement("input");
      input.type = "text";
      input.id = letter + number;
      input.ariaLabel = letter + number;
      input.onchange = update;
      container.appendChild(input);
    })
  })
}

const update = event => {
  const element = event.target;
  const value = element.value.replace(/\s/g, "");
  if (!value.includes(element.id) && value.startsWith('=')) {

  }
}

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Challenge Information:

Learn Functional Programming by Building a Spreadsheet - Step 71

Hi, the instructions given say:

Step 71
infixToFunction[operator] returns a function. Call that function directly, passing arg1 and arg2 as the arguments.

So they want you to use the function that is being returned by infixToFunction[operator] and to pass that returned function two arguments arg1 and arg2

I assume they already explained this subject (of how to use a returned function) earlier.

i dont understand still

In the editor, you are shown this line of code.
Where it currently has the infixToFunction[operator] being accessed.
They want you to modify it to -invoke- the function that this is giving back.

It looks like the returned function takes two arguments and either adds, subtracts, multiplies or divides them. So just “call” this anonymous function by passing it the two values arg1 and arg2.