Step 69-Recursion Decimal-Binary Converter, Better Written Instructions

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The instructions in this step are not written clearly. At least, in English they’re not written clearly.

To better state Step 69’s instructions and avoid confusion, the last paragraph should be edited to read:

“In your return statement in your else block, use the addition operator (+) to concatenate the remainder of input divided by 2 to the end of the expression your recursive function returns. Also, wrap the operation in parentheses.”

Note, I did not call the return statement here a String because it’s not a String yet with Javascript’s dynamic typing.

The name of the project isn’t quite correct either. It should be called an “Integer” or “Whole Number to Binary Converter” since the instructions call for using Math.floor() to ensure not only is the argument passed into the function an integer, but also in the function’s body to avoid floats or doubles.

Actually, I don’t have a question. I just wanted to post this clarification on Step 69’s instructions because I saw it being asked repeatedly in the Help Forum.

Your code so far

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <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>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css" />
  </head>
  <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;
  padding: 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);
  padding: 0 15px;
  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;
  padding: 4px;
}

.number-input {
  height: 25px;
}

#result {
  margin: 10px 0;
  min-width: 200px;
  width: fit-content;
  min-height: 80px;
  word-break: break-word;
  padding: 15px;
  border: 5px solid var(--orange);
  font-size: 2rem;
  text-align: center;
}

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

.animation-frame {
  margin: 250px auto 0;
  padding: 15px 10px;
  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) {
    return "";
  } else {

// User Editable Region

    return decimalToBinary(Math.floor(input / 2));

// User Editable Region

  }
};

const checkUserInput = () => {
  if (
    !numberInput.value ||
    isNaN(parseInt(numberInput.value)) ||
    parseInt(numberInput.value) < 0
  ) {
    alert("Please provide a decimal number greater than or equal to 0");
    return;
  }

  decimalToBinary(parseInt(numberInput.value));
  numberInput.value = "";
};

convertBtn.addEventListener("click", checkUserInput);

numberInput.addEventListener("keydown", (e) => {
  if (e.key === "Enter") {
    checkUserInput();
  }
});

Your browser information:

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/126.0.0.0 Safari/537.36 Edg/126.0.0.0

Challenge Information:

Learn Recursion by Building a Decimal to Binary Converter - Step 69

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