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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Super Conditional Challenge

Michael Peters
Michael Peters
2,390 Points

Can someone help with this javascript exercise. What do I need to do?

Something's wrong with this script. The value in the variable money is only 9. But if you preview this script you'll see the "Time to go to the theater" message. Fix this script so that it correctly tests the money and today variables and prints out the proper alert message: "It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out"

script.js
var money = 9;
var today = 'Friday'

if ( money >= 100 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time to go to the theater");    
} else if ( money >= 50 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie and dinner");    
} else if ( money > 10 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie");   
} else if ( today !== 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");   
} else {
  alert("This isn't Friday. I need to stay home.");
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Michael Peters
Michael Peters
2,390 Points

Hi, I figured it out. If anyone has the same problem.

Change code to this. var money = 9; var today = 'Friday'

if ( money >= 100 && today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time to go to the theater");
} else if ( money >= 50 && today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time for a movie and dinner");
} else if ( money > 10 && today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time for a movie");
} else if ( today === 'Friday' ) { alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");
} else { alert("This isn't Friday. I need to stay home."); }

So basically change all || to && and then !== to ===.

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,660 Points

It's because var today = 'Friday' and the first if statement has an 'OR' with ||, i.e. if ( money >= 100 || today === 'Friday' ).

I would suggest changing this if statement to: if ( money >= 100 && today === 'Friday' ). The && is the Logical Operator for 'AND'.

Michael Peters
Michael Peters
2,390 Points

Thats what I originally put in. I tried it again and it came back with this error.

Bummer: Hmm. Looks like there is at least one logical OR operator -- that's the || symbols. Those test if just one of the conditions are true.

Michael Peters
Michael Peters
2,390 Points

Since, || means if one of the conditions is true, follow through with the statement. And, && means if both conditions are true to follow through with the statement.

Correct?