Another day, another LeetCode problem š¤. I hope, you could solve the last problem on your own and fully understand what was happening.

## Starting point

Given an integer `n`

, return a `counter`

function.

This `counter`

function initially returns `n`

and then returns 1 more than the previous value every subsequent time it is called (`n`

, `n + 1`

, `n + 2`

, etc).

## My Submission

Let's take a look at my code. Yours maybe looks different, and that's okay. Everyone has their own approach.

```
var createCounter = function(n) {
return function() {
let m = n;
n++
return m;
};
};
```

What happens here?

```
var createCounter = function(n) {
};
```

What was given by LeetCode was the outer declaration, the initialization of `var createCounter`

, which was assigned a function that takes one argument, a number `n`

.

š» **Note:** I personally never use `var`

when declaring a variable, I always opt for `let`

or `const`

, but since this was the default, I'll keep it that way (there's nothing really wrong with using `var`

).

### Return a function

In the description it is said that we should return a function, which I did by writing

```
return function() {
};
```

### Initial return and increment

The first return should be the number `n`

itself. The next return should be one more then the number before and so on.

```
let m = n;
n++;
return m;
```

By declaring `m`

and giving it the value of `n`

, the first time we call the function the value of `return m`

is what is was declared in the beginning, the value of `n`

.

`n++`

, which stand for increment the number `n`

by 1, only happens after `m`

is return. So, the second time we call the function, `m`

will then be `m + 1`

.

In general, I am bad at explaining technical stuff. So any advice is welcome to improve my explanation skills šš½.