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I can't set the bounds of a map properly

Last Modified: 2015-04-13
I can't set the bounds of a map properly with multiple markers. Here is a section of my function. "markers" is a global variable not shown. I'm not sure if it's current to push dmarker on to an array is valid. Also note, this code is part of a jquery .each(), so it will often execute more than once.

geocoder.geocode({ 'address': $(liElems[1]).text() }, function (results, status) {
                if (status == google.maps.GeocoderStatus.OK) {
                    var dmarker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map, position: results[0].geometry.location });
                    var bounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds();
                    for (i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {
                else {

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The proper address info is being passed and all markers show up in their correct place. This part is the problem:
for (i = 0; i < markers.length; i++) {

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It's telling me that undefined is not a function, so something is not right about the way I am creating the bounds variable, even though the debugger tells me that bounds has a value
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