**Tell us what’s happening:**

why this code only works when row is declared inside the outer loop

**Your code so far**

```
function zeroArray(m, n) {
// Creates a 2-D array with m rows and n columns of zeroes
let newArray = [];
for (let i = 0; i < m; i++) {
// Adds the m-th row into newArray
let row = [];
for (let j = 0; j < n; j++) {
// Pushes n zeroes into the current row to create the columns
row.push(0);
}
// Pushes the current row, which now has n zeroes in it, to the array
newArray.push(row);
}
return newArray;
}
let matrix = zeroArray(3, 2);
console.log(matrix);
```

**Your browser information:**

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**Link to the challenge:**

https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/debugging/use-caution-when-reinitializing-variables-inside-a-loop