Repeat a string repeat a string works but not being accepted

Repeat a string repeat a string works but not being accepted
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
Curious as to why is this not being passed . . . any ideas?

Your code so far


var txt = "";
function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
  // repeat after me
if(num>0){
    for(var i=0;i<num;i++){
          txt += str; 
    }
    return txt;
}else{
    return "";
  } 
}

repeatStringNumTimes("abc", 3);

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Your Browser User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/66.0.3359.117 Safari/537.36.

Link to the challenge:


#2
function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
  // repeat after me
  var newStr = '';
  for(var i=0; i<num; i++) {
    newStr+=str;
  }
  return newStr;
}

repeatStringNumTimes("abc", 3);

#3

Your variable txt is accumulating the answers from all of your tests. Declare inside your function so you start with a new variable each test. Good luck!


#4

Doh ! - silly mistake, thanks for that


#5

As @alhazen1 said, it’s because of the global variable txt.

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