# FAQ: Loops & Iterators - The 'Until' Loop

#1

This community-built FAQ covers the “The ‘Until’ Loop” exercise from the lesson “Loops & Iterators”.

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#2

In this exersise counter is beeing set to 1. I have to fill in a loop that stops at 11. Thats al ok. But the thing i dont understand ist that we "puts"counter on line 4. And after line 4 we set counter to counter= counter+1.

How is it possible that this get printed in the console while at the time the puts command was not given?

#3

Line 4’s “puts counter” executes the variable already defined in Line 1 “counter = 1”.

The subsequent “counter = counter + 1” is applied to returns thereafter, incrementing each subsequent interation of “counter” by the value of “1”.

“counter = counter + 1” can also (instead) be written as “counter += 1” for the same result.