typeof operator

While writing code, it can be useful to keep track of the data types of the variables in your program. If you need to check the data type of a variable’s value, you can use the typeof operator.

The typeof operator checks the value to its right and returns, or passes back, a string of the data type.

const unknown1 = 'foo'; console.log(typeof unknown1); // Output: string const unknown2 = 10; console.log(typeof unknown2); // Output: number const unknown3 = true; console.log(typeof unknown3); // Output: boolean

Let’s break down the first example. Since the value unknown1 is 'foo', a string, typeof unknown1 will return 'string'.



Use console.log() to print the typeof newVariable.


Great, now let’s check what happens if we reassign the variable. Below the console.log() statement, reassign newVariable to 1.


Since you assigned this new value to newVariable, it has a new type! On the line below your reassignment, use console.log() to print typeof newVariable again.

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