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need explanation of error message I have the following code: $a = 5; $isBoolean = true; $isIdentical; $isIdentical = var_dump($a === "5"); and get an error message saying "do not see variable $isIdentical" I am not sure why.

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KRIS NIKOLAISEN
KRIS NIKOLAISEN
54,332 Points

var_dump doesn't return anything. See docs

Try your code in a workspace and add the last line:

<?php
$a = 5;
$isBoolean = true;
$isIdentical;
$isIdentical = var_dump($a === "5");
var_dump($isIdentical);

you'll see $isIdentical is assigned NULL

treehouse:~/workspace$ php index.php                                                                           
bool(false)                                                                                                    
NULL

So for the challenge eliminate var_dump and you'll pass