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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Use Comparison Operators

Samuel Bueno
Samuel Bueno
767 Points

conditional statement test

script.js
const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;

if ( const b > const a ) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  conaolw.log("a is not greater than b")
}
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="js/conditionals.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Hi Samuel!

You code here has 3 issues:

const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;

if ( const b > const a ) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  conaolw.log("a is not greater than b")
}

1) You don't need the const declarations in the if statement (redundant).

2) In the if statement, you need to switch the b and the a.

3) Your second console.log() is misspelled

This passes:

const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;

if ( a > b ) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  console.log("a is not greater than b")
}

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!

if ( a > b ) { console.log("a is greater than b"); } else { console.log("a is not greater than b") }

This is the If and Else (block statement) I used for JavaScript Basic for the #1 of 1 Conditions challenge. I received a "Bummer" message that stated: "Did you use 'console.log' inside the 'if' and 'else' blocks. I have worked on this challenge for a day and a half and I still cannot figure this out, Is there a bug somewhere?

Hi Alana!

When I typed the text in the console statements, it failed.

When I copied and pasted the two strings from the challenge text into the code, it passed.

Sometimes you have to do odd workarounds like that to make the fickle task tester happy!?!

(In other words, yes - there's a bug, for sure, but you can trick it...)

This passed:

const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;

if (a > b) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  console.log("a is not greater than b");
}

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!