weird problem with newping/pulseIn

hi all, im having a strange problem with newping.

when i populate a variable with pulseIn i get values in ms and then i serial write that and it shows up on my serial monitor.

when i populate the same variable with i get nothing, as if my isnt reporting values back to the computer.

its not the serial stuff because when i manually set the value it works perfectly, albeit it is a constant.

both seem to return unsigned int, and both in ms.

i know its probably a silly problem but does anyone have any ideas about how to do this?

what form is the output of
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