Small Basic – Hints for helping Cathy (and her babysitting career)

Here’s a problem to test your Small Basic skills…


Cathy wrote the following program to figure out how much money she earned from babysitting. But there’s a problem: her program doesn’t work! Help Cathy find the bug in her program and fix it!


' This program computes my earnings from babysitting.
' hours worked: 20
' pay rate: $4 per hour

TextWindow.WriteLine("I earned: $" (20 * 4))


What do you think?

Stuck? Well…

Take the Hint

The problem is String Concatenation.

You can find some resources about that here:


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Small and Basically yours,

    – Ninja Ed

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