Longest Word Problem?

Tell us what’s happening:

Why doesn’t my code pass the tests? cording to the console.log(longest), my variable “longest” is set to a value of 5 after going through the function for the below example>

Your code so far

function findLongestWordLength(str) {
var longest = 0
var strArr = str.split(' ');
for (i = 0; i < strArr.length; i++) {
  if (strArr[i].length > longest) {
    longest = strArr[i].length
return longest;

findLongestWordLength("May the force be with you");

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Challenge: Find the Longest Word in a String

Link to the challenge:

You need to declare i in the for loop with let or var.

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If there is no strict mode, this is not a problem in JavaScript.

I think the FCC tests are run in strict mode.

I just tried it by declaring i in the for loop and it passed. I do believe that @stressstressstress is correct about the test being ran in strict mode.