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

jorge hernandez
jorge hernandez
9,406 Points

Create a new function named max() which accepts two numbers as arguments.

This is the challenge: Create a new function named max() which accepts two numbers as arguments. The function should return the larger of the two numbers. You'll need to use a conditional statement to test the 2 numbers to see which is the larger of the two.

I have tried many ways and I can't get it to work, I must be over thinking it... Help please!! Thanks

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3 Answers

Andrew Kiernan
Andrew Kiernan
26,892 Points

Hi Jorge!

You'll want to take the 2 arguments (say 'a' and 'b'), and compare them using an if/else block, so "if a > b, return a; else return b."

Make sure the syntax is good, and you should be all set.

Hope that helps!

-Andrew

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points
function max(num1,num2){
  if(num1>num2){
    return num1; 
  }else{
    return num2; 
  }
}
jorge hernandez
jorge hernandez
9,406 Points

Thank you Andrew and Julian! It worked.