# Add number strings without using conversion library methods in JavaScript

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in two number strings. The function should add the numbers in the string without actually converting them to numbers or using any other conversion library methods.

For example −

If the input strings are −

const str1 = '123';
const str2 = '456';

Then the output should be −

const output = '579';

## Example

The code for this will be −

const str1 = '123';
const str2 = '456';
const addStrings = (num1, num2) => {
// Let's make sure that num1 is not shorter than num2
if (num1.length < num2.length) {
let tmp = num2;
num2 = num1;
num1 = tmp;
}
let n1 = num1.length;
let n2 = num2.length;
let arr = num1.split('');
let carry = 0;
let total;
for (let i = n1 − 1, j = n2 − 1; i >= 0; i−−, j−−) {
let term2 = carry + (j >= 0 ? parseInt(num2[j]) : 0);
if (term2) {
total = parseInt(num1[i]) + term2;
if (total > 9) {
arr[i] = (total − 10).toString();
carry = 1;
} else {
arr[i] = total.toString();
carry = 0;
if (j < 0) {
break;
}
}
}
}
return (total > 9 ? '1' + arr.join('') : arr.join(''));
};
console.log(addStrings(str1, str2));

## Output

And the output in the console will be −

579

Updated on: 20-Nov-2020

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