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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program Comparing Values

at the end it is saying bool.false when I run the script.

This is my code as I thought I followed along with the instructor. <?php $name = 'Tj'; $string_one = "Learning to display \"Hello $name!\" to the screen.\n"; $string_one = 'Learning to display'; $string_one.='" Hello '; $string_one.= $name; $string_one.= '!" to the screen.'; //$string_one = $string_one . "\n"; //prepend to a string //$string_one = 'I am ' . $string_one; echo $string_one;

$isReady = true; //var_dump($isReady); $isReady = false; //var_dump($isReady);

//var_dump(1 + "2");

$a = 10; $b = '10';

//var_dump($a == $b); //var_dump($a === $b);

var_dump($string_one == 'Learning to display "Hello Alena!" to the screen.'); ?>

1 Answer

Ryan S
Ryan S
27,276 Points

Hi TJ,

Please see the formatting guidelines in the Markdown Cheatsheet to make your code more readable. It can be tricky to debug otherwise.

But the reason the var_dump is returning false is because your conditional expression evaluates to false.

You have defined $name = 'Tj' at the beginning of the script, but you are checking for "Alena" as the value of $name in your var_dump call.

Lengthy strings that have been concatenated over a number of lines can get confusing and it is easy to miss things. But when comparing variables and values, everything needs to be exactly correct.

Hope this helps.