Evaluating a string as a mathematical expression in JavaScript

JavascriptWeb DevelopmentFront End TechnologyObject Oriented Programming

We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in a stringified mathematical equation. The function should return the result of the equation provided to the function.

For example: If the equation is −

const str = '1+23+4+5-30';

Then the output should be 3

Example

The code for this will be −

const str = '1+23+4+5-30';
const compute = (str = '') => {
   let total = 0;
   str = str.match(/[+\−]*(\.\d+|\d+(\.\d+)?)/g) || [];
   while (str.length) {
      total += parseFloat(str.shift());
   };
   return total;
};
console.log(compute(str));

Output

And the output in the console will be −

3
raja
Published on 21-Nov-2020 09:54:28

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