# JavaScript Function: Custom Error on a negative number

## JavaScript Error Handling: Exercise-4 with Solution

Write a JavaScript function that takes a number as a parameter and throws a custom 'Error' if the number is negative.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

``````// Define a function named validate_Positive_Number that takes one parameter: n
function validate_Positive_Number(n) {
// Check if n is less than 0
if (n < 0) {
// If n is negative, throw an error indicating negative numbers are not allowed
throw new Error('Error: Negative numbers are not allowed.');
}
// If n is not negative, return n
return n;
}

// Call the validate_Positive_Number function with argument 3 and log the result to the console
console.log(validate_Positive_Number(3));
// Call the validate_Positive_Number function with argument -5, which will throw an error, and handle it
console.log(validate_Positive_Number(-5));
```
```

Output:

```3
"error"
"Error: Error: Negative numbers are not allowed.
```

Note: Executed on JS Bin

Explanation:

In the above exercise,

The "validatePositiveNumber()" function checks if a number "n" is less than zero using the comparison operator <. If it is, we throw a custom Error with the message 'Error: Negative numbers are not allowed.' This ensures that the function will not proceed with further operations if a negative number is passed.

If the number is not negative, the function returns the number itself.

Flowchart:

Live Demo:

See the Pen javascript-error-handling-exercise-4 by w3resource (@w3resource) on CodePen.

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