Algorithm Repeat a String

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🏁 Problem Explanation:

The program is very simple, we have to take a variable and return that variable being repeated certain amount of times. No need to add space or anything, just keep repeating it into one single string.

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πŸ’¬ Hint: 1

You can’t edit strings, you will need to create a variable to store the new string.

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πŸ’¬ Hint: 2

Create a loop to repeat the code as many times as needed.

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πŸ’¬ Hint: 3

Make the variable created store the current value and append the word to it.

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πŸ”° Basic Code Solution:

function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
  var accumulatedStr = '';

  while (num > 0) {
    accumulatedStr += str;

  return accumulatedStr;

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Code Explanation:

  • Create an empty string variable to store the repeated word.
  • Use a while loop or for loop to repeat code as many times as needed according to num
  • Then we just have to add the string to the variable created on step one, and increase or decrease num depending on how you set the loop.
  • At the end of the loop, return the variable for the repeated word.

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🌻 Intermediate Code Solution:

function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
  if(num < 0)
    return "";
  if(num === 1)
    return str;
    return str + repeatStringNumTimes(str, num - 1);

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Code Explanation:

  • This solution uses recursion.
  • We check if num is negative and return an empty string if true.
  • Then we check if it’s equal to 1 and in that case we return the string itself.
  • If not, we add the string to a call of our function with num being decreased by 1, which will add another str and another… until eventually num is 1. And return that whole process.

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🚨 Advanced Code Solution:

function repeatStringNumTimes(str, num) {
  return num > 0 ? str.repeat(num) : '';

repeatStringNumTimes("abc", 3);

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Code Explanation:

  • This solution takes a declarative approach.
  • It is similar to the third solution, except it uses the ternary operator form of the if statement.

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