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Shay9999
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I am just starting to get into this, but I already flunked. How do I do this:

<html><head><script type="text/javascript">function dothis(){document.getElementById("action").write("Yes.");//This doesn't seem to work.}</script></head><body><p id="action">No.</p><button type="button" onclick="dothis()">Yes?</button></body></html>

Also, I didn't see this in the tutorial page, but is there a way to make a random number and assign it to a variable? Please respond, thank you for your time.

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Try this

<html><head><script type="text/javascript">function dothis(){document.getElementById('action').innerHTML = 'Yes';};</script></head><body><p id="action">No.</p><button type="button" onclick="dothis()">Yes?</button></body></html>

and yes there is a way to assign a random number to a variable.var randomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*6) // The variable "randomNumber" will equal a random number between 0-5var randomNumber=Math.floor(Math.random()*11) // The variable "randomNumber" will equal a random number between 0-10Now someone correct me if I'm wrong but remember the following...Declaring this variable inside a function will generate a new number every time you run the function.Declaring this variable outside all functions will generate a new number every time you load the page.

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Now someone correct me if I'm wrong but remember the following...Declaring this variable inside a function will generate a new number every time you run the function.Declaring this variable outside all functions will generate a new number every time you load the page.
That's correct.Also, Math.random() generates a decimal between 0 and 1 (like 0.2248631827533245) which is why you have to multiply it by the maximum amount you are looking for +1. Just thought I should note that since it might be obvious.
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