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Sum numbers from the visitor

importance: 5

Create a script that prompts the visitor to enter two numbers and then shows their sum.

Run the demo

P.S. There is a gotcha with types.

let a = +prompt("The first number?", "");
let b = +prompt("The second number?", "");

alert( a + b );

Note the unary plus + before prompt. It immediately converts the value to a number.

Otherwise, a and b would be string their sum would be their concatenation, that is: "1" + "2" = "12".