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// So although I got this right, I want to better understand it. The return value is undefined because I set punched in the code as to write the evaluation without an argument? Is that right?

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// Setup
var sum = 0;

function addThree() {
sum = sum + 3;

// Only change code below this line
function addFive () {
sum += 5;

// Only change code above this line

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Challenge: Understanding Undefined Value returned from a Function

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The return value is undefined because you didn’t specify a return. For example, you could have written:

function addThree() {
  return sum + 3;

That would return the value without changing the global variable sum. Some other things wold have to change to get it to work right, but that is the idea. And this is arguably a better pattern, one that I imagine you will study more in upcoming lessons.


Thank you Kevin so much! :slight_smile:

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