Truncate a string v9

Tell us what’s happening:
I need the test to return “Peter Piper…”, but it returns “Peter Piper pi…”. Any ideas how I can reduce the slice() 3 more characters?

Your code so far

function truncateString(str, num) {
  if (str.length > num){
    var a = str.slice(0, num) + '...';
    return a;
  else if (str.length <= num){
    var b = str.slice(0, num);
    return b;

truncateString("Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers", 14);

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Link to the challenge:

call the function with 11, not 14. Peter Piper is 11 chars, not 14. If you have to call it with 14, use num - 3 inside the function, that doesn’t seem correct though.
incidentally, the else isn’t required.

I think you need three possibility in your if ... else :
When num is lower than three,
when num is greater than the array length
and the other cases (when num is between 3 and the array length)


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I can’t pick (num)…it’s a test so the computer runs a bunch of different (str) and (num) combinations against my code.

You can’t slice form 0 to a none existent letter. I would say just remove that else if and just put return str

It will only return str if it doesn’t return a.