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# function should return the larger of the two numbers.

I am having trouble understanding "parameters" and its asking me to return the larger number using conditional statement

script.js
```function max(num1,num2){
return num2
}

if(num1<num2){
return num1;
}else{
return num2;
}
```

First off, great job so far on what you have written down. Just remember for the conditional `if statement` to work with the num1 and num2 parameters you'll have to move that `if statement` inside the max function. Also in the directions it is asking for you to compare the 2 numbers and return the larger of the 2. Currently in your `if statement` it is returning the smaller.

I think I have another option as well to solve this challenge.

```function max(num1, num2) {

if ( parseFloat(num1) < parseFloat(num2) ) {
return num2;
} else if ( parseFloat(num1) > parseFloat(num2) ) {
return num1;
} else {
document.write(num1 + " and " + num2 + " are equal!");
}
}

/* That is just an exemple and pratice for
commenting */

document.write(max(1, 5) + "<br>");
document.write(max(8.89, 5.52) + "<br>");
max(5, 5);

///
```