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# How to find the number of parameters expected by a JS function

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## Overview

To find the number of expected parameters, we can apply the length property to the function that returns the length or the number of parameters.

## Syntax

We can use the below syntax to get the number of parameters expected by a function:

function_name.length


## Example

In the following example, we create two functions:

1. multiply: It takes 2 parameters and returns their multiplication.
2. sum: It takes 4 parameters and returns the sum of all parameters.
//define a function
function multiply(a, b){
return a * b;
}

//get the number of parameters for function multiply
console.log(multiply.length)

//define a function
function sum(num1, num2, num3, num4){
return num1 + num2 + num3 + num4;
}

//get the number of parameters for function sum
console.log(sum.length)


## Explanation

In the code above,

Line 7: We get the number of parameters of function multiply by calling the length property on it.

Line 15: We get the number of parameters of function sum by calling the length property on it.

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