# Learn Recursion by Building a Decimal to Binary Converter - Step 81

### Tell us what’s happening:

I’m not too sure how this works. With the setTimeout() function, I first tried declaring it after the console.log() statement, but then I placed the console.log() statement inside the setTimeout() function.

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
<title>Decimal to Binary Converter</title>
<body>
<h1>Decimal to Binary Converter</h1>
<div class="input-container">
<label for="number-input">Enter a decimal number:</label>
<input
value=""
type="number"
name="decimal number input"
id="number-input"
class="number-input"
/>
<button class="convert-btn" id="convert-btn">Convert</button>
</div>
<output id="result" for="number-input"></output>
<div id="animation-container"></div>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
*,
*::before,
*::after {
box-sizing: border-box;
margin: 0;
}

:root {
--light-grey: #f5f6f7;
--dark-blue: #1b1b32;
--orange: #f1be32;
}

body {
background-color: var(--dark-blue);
font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
font-size: 18px;
color: var(--light-grey);
display: flex;
flex-direction: column;
align-items: center;
}

h1 {
text-align: center;
font-size: 2.3rem;
margin: 20px 0;
}

.input-container {
margin: 10px 0;
display: flex;
flex-direction: column;
gap: 10px;
justify-content: center;
align-items: center;
}

.convert-btn {
background-color: var(--orange);
cursor: pointer;
border: none;
}

.number-input {
height: 25px;
}

#result {
margin: 10px 0;
min-width: 200px;
width: fit-content;
min-height: 80px;
word-break: break-word;
border: 5px solid var(--orange);
font-size: 2rem;
text-align: center;
}

#animation-container {
margin: auto;
max-width: 300px;
}

.animation-frame {
margin: 250px auto 0;
border: 5px solid var(--orange);
font-size: 1.2rem;
text-align: center;
}

@media screen and (min-width: 500px) {
.input-container {
flex-direction: row;
}

#result {
max-width: 460px;
}
}
/* file: script.js */
const numberInput = document.getElementById("number-input");
const convertBtn = document.getElementById("convert-btn");
const result = document.getElementById("result");

const decimalToBinary = (input) => {
if (input === 0 || input === 1) {
return String(input);
} else {
return decimalToBinary(Math.floor(input / 2)) + (input % 2);
}
};

const showAnimation = () => {

// User Editable Region

setTimeout(console.log("free"), 500);

// User Editable Region

setTimeout(() => {
console.log("Code");
}, 1000);
console.log("Camp");
};

const checkUserInput = () => {
const inputInt = parseInt(numberInput.value);

if (!numberInput.value || isNaN(inputInt)) {
return;
}

if (inputInt === 5) {
showAnimation();
return;
}

result.textContent = decimalToBinary(inputInt);
numberInput.value = "";
};

if (e.key === "Enter") {
checkUserInput();
}
});

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/124.0.0.0 Safari/537.36

### Challenge Information:

Learn Recursion by Building a Decimal to Binary Converter - Step 81

setTimeout takes two parameters, a callback function, and the delay in milliseconds. The callback function needs to be a function definition, that setTimeout will invoke after the delay. What you have instead, is immediately invoked console.log within the argument.

It’s actually done correctly in the three lines of code just below this step, try to follow that as an example:

setTimeout(() => {
console.log("Code");
}, 1000);

Thanks a lot. I finally got it.

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