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Rendezvous with Cassidoo Newsletter 9/18 Interview Question

Here’s my answer to the Sept. 18th Rendezvous with Cassidoo newsletter interview question. It was a fun little coding challenge.

It’s a little more verbose than needed, but I liked the idea of calling out and explicitly naming the variables so that other people could follow the logic. I also adding small bit of error handing to ensure that you did in fact pass the function a number.

function buildStaircase(n) {
  const numberOfStones = n;
  let numberOfSteps = 0,
    remainingStones = numberOfStones;

  if (isNaN(numberOfStones)) {
    return "Error: must provide a number.";

  for (stonesPerStep = 1; stonesPerStep <= remainingStones; stonesPerStep++) {
    remainingStones -= stonesPerStep;

  return numberOfSteps;

buildStaircase("not a number");
// Returns Error: must provide a number.

// Returns 3

// Returns 4

Adam Sedwick

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