Wont change charecter case

my code is supposed to take a word (before) and replace it with another word(after) inside of a string(str). my code replaces the words easily however i am having trouble getting the replaced word to have the same case as the original.


function myReplace(str, before, after) {

if(before[0].toUpperCase() === before[0]){
after[0].toUpperCase()
} else {
after[0].toLowerCase()
}
str = str.replace(before, after);
console.log(str)
return str

}
myReplace("A quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog", "jumped", "leaped");

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Challenge: Search and Replace

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Look up the documentation on toUpperCase and what it returns, and if strings are mutable.

someString.toUpperCase() does not change someString.