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How do I assign the value of a radio button to a php variable

Tanabe Saori
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I have two divs where either one is hidden and the other one isn't.
these are generated by PHP and I have to set the initial state of the divs based on a radio button set named 'worksheets'.
<input type="radio" name="worksheets" value="alpha" id="worksheets_0" checked="checked">
<input type="radio" name="worksheets" value="nums" id="worksheets_1">
I've already worked out grabbing which radio button is selected, using:
$("input[type='radio'][name='worksheets']:checked").val();
so, I attempted to echo this, but ran into syntax trouble with the mixed single and double quotes in the javascript.
a$ = "
a$= "<script>$("input[type='radio'][name='worksheets']:checked").val();</script>";

So then I tried to put that into a function and call the function, but was still stuck.
a$ = "<script type='text/javascript'>worksetter();</script>";
I also tried
a$ = "?> <script type='text/javascript'>worksetter();</script> ?>";
which isn't working either. Lastly, I tried
a$ = echo "<script type='text/javascript'>worksetter();</script>";
of course, that doesn't work either. I tried a couple other things, which didn't work either.

What am I missing?
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