Use Recursion to Create a Range of Numbers (confusion on equality)

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Can someone help me understand what mistake I am making in this code? When I change the “startNum = endNum” part to “endNum-startNum === 0” it works but isn’t it the same thing as in my code?

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function rangeOfNumbers(startNum, endNum) {
 if (startNum = endNum) {
   return [startNum];
 } else {
var array = rangeOfNumbers(startNum,endNum-1);
return array;

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This assigns the value of endNum to the variable startNum.

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okay, i see. thank you! I have one more question: what if we were checking if two non-numerical values were the same or not?

It depends, but for primitive (strings, booleans, symbols) values we use === or == to compare.

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so, would startNum == endNum work in this example?

=== is preferred over ==, as == can have some surprising results when the left and right side have different types. But yea, === works here.

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