ES6 - while loop


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The while loop executes the instructions each time the condition specified evaluates to true. In other words, the loop evaluates the condition before the block of code is executed.

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While Loop

Following is the syntax for the while loop.

while (expression) {
   Statement(s) to be executed if expression is true
}

Example

var num = 5;
var factorial = 1;
while(num >=1) {
   factorial = factorial * num;
   num--;
}
console.log("The factorial is "+factorial);

The above code uses a while loop to calculate the factorial of the value in the variable num.

The following output is displayed on successful execution of the code.

The factorial is 120
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