# Can re-declaring a variable destroy the value of that variable in JavaScript?

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Re-declaring a variable will not destroy the value of a variable, until and unless it is assigned with some other new value.

If we look at the following example variables "x" and ''y'' were assigned with values 4 and 8 respectively, later on when those variables were reassigned, the old values were replaced with the new values and displayed as shown in the output.

## Example

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<script>
var x = new Number(4);
var x = 7;
var y = 8;
var y = 10;
document.write(x);
document.write("</br>");
document.write(y);
</script>
</body>
</html>

## Output

7
10

In the following example, the variables were re-declared, but their values were not reassigned. Therefore those variables retained their original values.

## Example

Live Demo

<html>
<body>
<script>
var x = new Number(4);
var x;
var y = 8;
var y;
document.write(x);
document.write("</br>");
document.write(y);
</script>
</body>
</html>

## Output

4
8
Published on 02-Jul-2019 15:31:23