Truncate a string(here's my solution explained)

Truncate a string(here's my solution explained)
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#1

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I’m hoping this was a good solution. I used a ternary operator and I had looked at hundreds of solutions for ideas only to come up with one that was not very original. That being said, I believe that sharing it and explaining it is a good way to display my understanding of it. If I can explain my code, I wouldnt feel bad about its lack of originality. Moving on, my notes are in the code and my question is if these notes explain the solution well enough.

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function truncateString(str, num) {
  // Clear out that junk in your trunk
  return str >= 3 || num <= 3 ? str.slice(0,num) + "..." : (str.length <= num ? str : str.slice(0,num - 3) + "...");
}
// in the ternary operator, the condition is str is greater or equal to 3 or num is less or equal to 3 and its first expression successfully truncates the first 2 strings since it slices beginning from the 0 index and ending at the num value
// the second expression is another ternary operator
// the first condition of the second ternary operator is str.length is less or equal to the num's value
// str is the first expression, which returns strings 3 and 4
// the second expression slices the str beginning at the 0 index and ending at the num value but the num value is subtracted by 3
truncateString("A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket", 11);

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#2

Works but it’s not fail-safe
what happens when num is very large?
try for example
potato,50
Just fix this part

(str.length <= num ? str : str.slice(0,num - 3) + "...")