Use Advanced JavaScript in React Render Method

Use Advanced JavaScript in React Render Method
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#1

I’m not passing one of the checkpoints for this challenge
(When MagicEightBall is first mounted to the DOM, it should return an empty p element.)
The problem is, I don’t know what other process I’d use besides using the Math.floor method to return the random index of the possible answers array.

Your code so far


const inputStyle = {
  width: 235,
  margin: 5
}

class MagicEightBall extends React.Component {
  constructor(props) {
    super(props);
    this.state = {
      userInput: '',
      randomIndex: ''
    }
    this.ask = this.ask.bind(this);
    this.handleChange = this.handleChange.bind(this);
  }
  ask() {
    if (this.state.userInput) {
      this.setState({
        randomIndex: Math.floor(Math.random() * 20),
        userInput: ''
      });
    }
  }
  handleChange(event) {
    this.setState({
      userInput: event.target.value
    });
  }
  render() {
    const possibleAnswers = [
      'It is certain',
      'It is decidedly so',
      'Without a doubt', 
      'Yes, definitely',
      'You may rely on it',
      'As I see it, yes',
      'Outlook good',
      'Yes',
      'Signs point to yes',
      'Reply hazy try again',
      'Ask again later',
      'Better not tell you now',
      'Cannot predict now',
      'Concentrate and ask again',
      'Don\'t count on it', 
      'My reply is no',
      'My sources say no',
      'Most likely',
      'Outlook not so good',
      'Very doubtful'
    ];
    const answer = possibleAnswers[Math.floor(Math.random()*possibleAnswers.length)];
    return (
      <div>
        <input
          type="text"
          value={this.state.userInput}
          onChange={this.handleChange}
          style={inputStyle} /><br />
        <button onClick={this.ask}>
          Ask the Magic Eight Ball!
        </button><br />
        <h3>Answer:</h3>
        <p>
          { /* change code below this line */ }
          {answer}
          { /* change code above this line */ }
        </p>
      </div>
    );
  }
};

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/front-end-libraries/react/use-advanced-javascript-in-react-render-method


#2

Never mind I found it. I missed the fact that there was already a random math function in the ask() method. So, I converted my answers const to be possibleAnswers[this.state.randomIndex] instead and it passed.