# Increment a Number with JavaScript by Daniel

Increment a Number with JavaScript by Daniel
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#1

I am trying to change the code ++ to get the value of 88 but I’m lost. Please help me.

``````
var myVar = 87;

// Only change code below this line
myVar = myVar + 1;

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#2

How did you try to use the `++` arithmetic operator?
Did you read the material suggested by the instructions (and looked at the examples?

#3

#4

Also in the instructions says that:

i++;
is the equivalent of
i = i + 1;

Try to do the same with the exercise.
In the example `i` is the variable that is increased. In the exercise the variable is `myVar`.

#5

See what I did. Yet no result.

var myVar = 87;

// Only change code below this line
myVar = myVar + 1;
myVar++;

#6

By doing that you are incrementing `myVar` twice, becoming 89. To pass this exercise only use the line with myVar++.

#7

I’m sorry but I don’t understand your explanation.

#8

The initial value of `myVar` is 87:
`var myVar = 87;`

Then , these two lines of code, are interpreted/executed one after the other

``````myVar = myVar + 1;

myVar++;
``````

The first one makes myVar to be 88, and the next 89.

The instructions asks for only adding one to myVar, and to use the `++` arithmetic operator, so you only need to use `myVar++;`

#9

The question says:

Change the code to use the ++ operator on myVar.

Hint

#10

That is what I am trying to say in other words.
Also, the expected result for myVar is to be 88:
If you look at the test messages below the green buttons:

myVar should equal 88

You almost write the right code, the only problem is that you left the `myVar = myVar + 1;` unchanged. You need to replace that line with the code that uses the equivalent myVar++;

#11

Thanks so much. It’s Done.