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Brad Webster
Brad Webster
1,642 Points

Code Challenge: Variables and Conditonals

Here is my code:

<?php $flavor = "cookie dough";

echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is $flavor";

echo ".</p>";

if($flavor == "cookie dough") {echo "Randy's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!"; } ?>

The browser to the right displays the two sentences (as it should), but I get the message "Oops! It looks like Task 3 is no longer passing."

What am I doing wrong?

3 Answers

Dale Gardner
Dale Gardner
9,838 Points

In that code challenge the $flavor variable is output in a separate echo statement. echo $flavor;

It would probably accept it in the same line as well, but your syntax is wrong. You could concatenate like so: echo "Your favorite flavor of ice cream is " . $flavor;

This code passes challenge four:

$flavor = "cookie dough";
echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is ";
echo $flavor;
echo ".</p>";
if ($flavor == "cookie dough"){
echo "<p>Randy's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>";
Brad Webster
Brad Webster
1,642 Points

Awesome, it worked! Thanks, Ernest. And Dale.

I think the confusion came in Task 3; when I originally entered in the code, I left in the "paragraph" tag, but it didn't work. Once I removed the tag, it worked. That was last night.

Today, when I tried the code with the "paragraph" tag included, it worked. So I don't if maybe something was going wrong with the website, or I'm just mistaken about what code I entered.

Either way, it works now. Thanks again!

Nathan Goode
Nathan Goode
14,789 Points

I know this is an old thread now, but had to comment. I had the same issue Brad. For some reason, Task 3 only seemed to work when I removed the <p> tags from "Randy's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!", but would only work on Task 4 when the <p> tags were included.

So I can get my head around this, can anyone elaborate on why this would be the case? Is it a problem with the challenge, or is there a reason why the <p> tags are not required one question, but are the next?

Hope that question makes sense?

Cheers Nath