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We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers. # How to solve the Fizz Buzz challenge using JavaScript Hey there! Its the last day of the year and we are going to learn how to solve the fizz buzz challenge in JavaScript. Awesome stuff!

What is the fizz buzz challenge

You might have been hearing about the "fizz buzz" challenge from your programmer friends. It is basically you printing the word "fizz" if a certain number given is divisible by "3" and the word "buzz" if it is divisible by "5". Usually, the rest of the numbers are also printed - it might also not be required. It totally depend on what the challenge requires you to do.

Over the years, developers have been asked to solve this challenge during technical interviews to prove their understanding about algorithms. You never can tell which of your next technical recruiter will ask you to solve this challenge, so stay with me to the end.

Here is the question we are solving

write a program that prints "fizz" if `value` is divisible by 3 and print "buzz" if `value` is divisible by 5. Print `value` if it is not divisible by 3 or 5. Take `value` to be 45

Now lets begin. The language of choice here is JavaScript that's because I am familiar with it than any other language. Nonetheless, you can solve this challenge in any language you wish - the processes are similar.

To solve this, we are going to be using three main JavaScript concept: `function`, `for loop` and `conditional statements`

Don't worry if you are not familiar with this stuff. I'm going to work you through it all.

Now let's get our hands dirty:

``````const fizzbuzz = (value) =>{

}
``````

the `fizzbuzz` function will contain all of our code. the `value` argument will be the value given in the question - 45.

The next thing we are going to do is to loop through `value` using the `for` loop.

``````const fizzbuzz = (value) =>{

for (let i = 0; i < value; i++){

}

}
``````

so we have initialized "i" to be equal to 0 and should increase everytime "i" is less than `value`

The next thing to do is to use conditional statements to check if `value` is divisible by 3 so that we can print "fizz", or 5 so that we can print "buzz" or print `value` when it is not divisible.

let's go

``````const fizzbuzz = (value) =>{

for (let i = 0; i < value; i++){
if(i % 3 === 0){
console.log("fizz");
}else if(i % 5 === 0){
console.log("buzz");
}else{
console.log(i);
}

}

}
``````

Now let's call the function and pass the value of `value` to get the result:

``````console.log(fizzbuzz(45))
``````

Now check your console to see printed result. hurrayyy!

Let's spice the challenge up a little by summing numbers not divisible by 3 or 5.

Now let's declare a variable inside the function (top level) to store the summation of the 'indivisible' numbers.

`let sumValue = 0`

Now we shall increment the value of `sumValue` inside the `else` statement

``````const fizzbuzz = (value) =>{
let sumValue = 0;
for (let i = 0; i < value; i++){
if(i % 3 === 0){
console.log("fizz");
}else if(i % 5 === 0){
console.log("buzz");
}else{
console.log(i);
sumValue+=i
}

}
console.log("sum of indivisible numbers =", sumValue);
return;

}
``````

whooooa! the sum of indivisible numbers is "540" and it has been logged to the console.

I hope that you got this. Feel free to reach out to me if you ever encounter any difficulty replicating this.

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