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

Christopher Flores
Christopher Flores
6,898 Points

Can't get it. Must be over-thinking it... Any JavaScript experts in the house?!

I'm not quite getting it.

And at this point I'm just messing around trying to throw anything to get the answer right.

|| && === anything

originally for the last 'else if' there was no || which I believe is correct but probably not. I also put a && just to see it it'd work but no cigar. For the 'money' part of the last 'else if' I also tried > and >=... maybe it's <=, because < means there's not enough money........ idk

I also put a ; for the var today = 'Friday'(;) line/statment/string part but that probably didn't matter one way or another.

What am I not getting right?

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 ( money < 9 || 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.");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hi Christopher Flores

You are on the right track. There are just two things that need fixing up.

  1. One, you were right to use &&, but you have to remember about the other conditionals in the code block. right now, it will never go beyond the first if conditional because it is using || (OR). With an OR check, only one of the conditions needs to return true, and because today is Friday, the if check will return true regardless of the money. So, all the conditionals (including that final else/if) should be using && (AND) because both conditionals need to return true for the check to pass accurately.
  2. In the final else/if, once the || is changed to &&, your checks are correct, except you are checking for the wrong amount of money. You are testing for less than $9.00, but you need $10.00 to go out. So, if you were to have $9.75, you wouldn't have enough to go out, but it will still pass your conditional because it is not less than 9. You just need to test for any amount that is less than 10 instead.

Otherwise, it looks good.
Nice Work!! :) :dizzy:

Christopher Flores
Christopher Flores
6,898 Points

Thanks Jason! With your help I was able to pass the challenge.