My Cry for Help

ayoazeez26 profile image Ayoazeez26 ・1 min read

Hey guys, so I'm on Hackerrank and I decided to take on their 30 days of code challenge and lo and behold, I get stuck on day 1, so so frustrating. I decided to leave it for a while and came back to it after a few weeks but still with no positive results, so this is my cry for help for anyone willing to assist me in passing through day 1. Thank you in anticipation


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you stucked at the day 1 problem: well you're not alone it took me days to get a prime number check function right.

  • improve your coding skills

    • Learn to write hello world,
    • Then learn to to take names from command line and say hello (name)

Thanks for this, my day 1 challenge is on data types and I passed the first test case but unable to pass the second.


Actually hackerranks problem are behind a user login, so I cant see the problem without creating an account.

So my recommendation is:

Divide the problem in parts, solve then one by one, make changes to handle edge cases, so you can pass all tests

Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it


Hello! I was confused by this too when I went to take a look. From what I understand (based on viewing this problem on a YouTube video), this tutorial is teaching you how to use a JavaScript shell? I'm not sure. It's a different flavor of JavaScript than I'm used to seeing used elsewhere.

I believe the trick to getting step 2 to work is to use this handy function: developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/M...
An example of how to use this:

var exampleInput;
exampleInput = readline();
console.log("Woah! You just enterred: " + exampleInput);

I copied and pasted the above code into jdoodle.com/execute-spidermonkey-o... and added some text in the Stdin Inputs section, and the correct "Result" showed up at the bottom.

If you get an error with the above code, I've seen other people who are doing this course change the capitalization to be exampleInput = readLine();. I haven't found any reference to this naming outside of what Hackerrank might talk about under the "Tutorial" tab at the top.


Hi, thanks for reaching out, I really appreciate it, here's the link to my challenge hackerrank.com/challenges/30-data-... it's just basic data types so I don't know why it's not passing the tests