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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Create a max() Function

Challenge: create a max function Please help me to see what my syntax and parse errors are.

function max (arg1, arg2) { if (arg1 > arg2) { return arg1; } else if { return arg2; } max (7, 3);

script.js
function max (7, 3) {
  if (7 > 3) {
    return true;
} else if {
  return false;
}
max (7, 3);

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,657 Points

When you define a function, the parameters must have names, which cannot start with (or only be) digits.

And for a "max" function, the returns need to pass back one of the parameters, not just "true" or "false".

Also, the final "else" does not need an "if" after it.

Thank you so very much! I felt like I was experiencing something similar to Imposture Syndrome. Although I'm not a professional developer yet I felt like I understood things as I learned them, then this challenge gave me a huge brain freeze.