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Using an "elsif" statement, modify the code below to check whether or not the car_speed is equal to the speed_limit. If it is, set the variable "going_speed_limit" to true.

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/ruby-operators-and-control-structures/ruby-control-structures/elsif-challenge

The trick is to check the equality between the number for car_speed and speed_limit using a second conditional statement with elsif

```car_speed = 55
speed_limit = 55

if car_speed < speed_limit
too_fast = false
elsif car_speed == speed_limit
going_speed_limit = true
else
too_fast = true
end
```

I tried adding elsif after the else statement - that didn't work - I'm curious why?

I also added the elsif after the else and didn't understand why.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think the program would end when it finds out that if car_speed is more than (or equal to, in this case) speed_limit, it returns true for too_fast. Anything other than being equal or less means too_fast is true.

The else statement has won and so there is no need to go to elsif if it has decided that.

The reason for putting elsif first would be to check if the two variables are equal to each other before deciding it is too fast.

My issue was I was typing elseif not elsif.

I also put the elsif after the else and it didn't work?? Anyone know why that wouldn't work?

So elsif must come before else. I think that is correct.