JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements The Conditional Challenge Solution

Code is not calculating number of correct answers appropriately.

Greetings,

My code continues to calculate the score as only 2 correct/bronze, even though I am inputting all 5 correct answers. Any idea why it isn't adding up the correct answers appropriately?

let correctAnswers = 0;

let playerRank;

const main = document.querySelector("main");

/*

  1. Ask at least 5 questions
    • Store each answer in a variable
    • Keep track of the number of correct answers */

const answer1 = prompt("What are female elephants called?"); if ( answer1.toUpperCase() === "COWS" ) { correctAnswers += 1; } const answer2 = prompt("What is the tallest animal in the world?"); if ( answer2.toUpperCase() === "GIRAFFE" ) { correctAnswers += 1; }
const answer3 = prompt("Baby rabbits are born blind, true or false?"); if ( answer3.toUpperCase === "TRUE" ){ correctAnswers += 1; } const answer4 = prompt("What food makes up nearly all of a Giant Panda's diet?"); if ( answer4.toUpperCase === "BAMBOO" ){ correctAnswers += 1; } const answer5 = prompt("What is the largest type of 'big cat' in the world?"); if ( answer5.toUpperCase === "TIGER" ){ correctAnswers += 1; }

/*

  1. Rank player based on number of correct answers
    • 5 correct = Gold
    • 3-4 correct = Silver
    • 1-2 correct = Bronze
    • 0 correct = No crown */

if (correctAnswers === 5) { playerRank = "Gold"; } else if (correctAnswers >= 3) { playerRank = "Silver"; } else if (correctAnswers >= 1) { playerRank = "Bronze"; } else { playerRank = "No crown"; }

// 6. Output results to the <main> element

main.innerHTML = <h2>You got ${correctAnswers} out of 5 questions correct.</h2> <p>Crown earned: <strong>${playerRank}</strong></p> ;

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
207,988 Points

When calling a method, you must always put parentheses after the name, whether or not it takes arguments. So the cases where "toUpperCase" has no parentheses will return the function itself and not the result of running it, and will never match the expected answer.

Oh jeez! I can't believe I missed that. Thank you!!