# How can I say to JS to increase a value everytime multiple conditions are met..without hardcoding it

## Issue

I am trying to figure out this problem, basically my problem is: if the length (in seconds) is < 180 return 500(pences) . For every extra 60 seconds add 70 pences. So if for example I have 240seconds I should return 570pences if I have 300seconds i should return 640pences and so on. How can I achieve this result with JavaScript?

this is my code so far:

``````    function calculateTaxiFare(seconds) {
if (seconds < 180) {
return 500
// I need something like this without hardcoding
}else if (seconds > 180 && seconds < 240) {
return 575
}else if ( seconds > 240 && seconds < 300 ) {
return 640
}
}

console.log(calculateTaxiFare(245));
``````

## Solution

You need to integer divide the (length of time – 180 seconds) by 60 and round upwards to the nearest integer (you can use `Math.ceil` for that operation) and then multiply that by 70 to get the additional fare, which is then added to the base fare (500):

``````function calculateTaxiFare(seconds) {
return 500 + Math.ceil((seconds - 180) / 60) * 70
}

console.log(calculateTaxiFare(245));`````` 