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Exit a function and return a value. One valuable aspect of functions is that they can perform some computations and *return* the result. The following code has a helper function that returns "hello world" when the function is called. The return value is stored into a variable, which is then printed: function start() { var textToPrint = getHello(); println(textToPrint); } function getHello() { var string = "hello world"; return string; } Functions can return many different types of results, such as strings, integers, shapes, and more.