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Multiplicative Persistence (JavaScript)

Not sure why my code doesn't work. Any help is appreciated!
Question:
Using the JavaScript language, have the function MultiplicativePersistence(num) take the num parameter being passed which will always be a positive integer and return its multiplicative persistence which is the number of times you must multiply the digits in num until you reach a single digit. For example: if num is 39 then your program should return 3 because 3 * 9 = 27 then 2 * 7 = 14 and finally 1 * 4 = 4 and you stop at 4.

```
var count = 0;
function MultiplicativePersistence(num) {
if(num.toString().length == 1){
return count;
}
count ++;
var mult = 1;
var splitStr = num.toString().split("");
for(var i = 0; i<splitStr; i++) {
mult *= parseFloat(splitStr[i]);
}
return MultiplicativePersistence(parseFloat(mult));
}
```

yinjia
posted this question on 11/3/15 **|**

1

You forgot add .length on line 9.

Shasix

answered on 11/04/15

0

Add .length on line no 9 after splitStr
the revised code would be as follows

```
var count = 0;
function MultiplicativePersistence(num) {
if(num.toString().length == 1){
return count;
}
count ++;
var mult = 1;
var splitStr = num.toString().split("");
for(var i = 0; i<splitStr.length; i++) {
mult *= parseFloat(splitStr[i]);
}
return MultiplicativePersistence(parseFloat(mult));
}
```

farrukh123

answered on 11/11/15

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