While doing this (yet still unsolved) bonfire I came to realize that my life long issues with math lies in not really wanting/caring to know the names/title of the parts of an operation.
With this Bonfire, I wanted to do it all on my own and my biggest hurdle was figuring out what goes where. I sat and REALLY looked at the syntax that was provided:
I still haven’t been able to solve the Bonfire, but now I’m not staring at it wondering where I should “plug something in”. I now understand the following:
- why factorialize (5) is at the bottom (so that I can call it, and I can do so as MANY times as I want).
- Once a value is “returned”, that’s it. It’s over.
- Scripts aren’t read in order, the way HTML is read. Learning that cleared a LOT of my confusion.
I haven’t yet solved the problem, but based on what I’ve learned so far and the explanation that the Bonfire gives for what a “Factorialize” is, I’m thinking I might have to do a loop in order to solve the Bonfire.