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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Super Conditional Challenge

Help me

script.js
var money = 9;
var today = 'Friday';

if ( money = 100 , today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");    
} else if ( money = 50 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");    
} else if ( money > 10 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");   
} else if ( today !== 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");   
} else {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");
}
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="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • a comma is not a logical expression joiner, but || (or) and && (and) are
  • compare what is being tested to what prints out when the tests are true
  • some comparison or logical operators are not doing the right thing
kat bal
kat bal
590 Points

Challenge Task 1 of 1 Something's wrong with this script. The value in the variable money is only 9. But if you preview this script you'll see the "Time to go to the theater" message. Fix this script so that it correctly tests the money and today variables and prints out the proper alert message: "It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out"

what is wrong with my code?

var money = 9; var today = 'Friday'

if ( money >= 100 || today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time to go to the theater");
} else if ( money >= 50 || today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time for a movie and dinner");
} else if ( money > 10 || today === 'Friday' ) { alert("Time for a movie");
} else if ( money < 10 || today !== 'Friday' ) { alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");
} else { alert("This isn't Friday. I need to stay home."); }

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

Instead of asking a question as an "answer" to another question, always start a fresh question of your own to get the best chance of more students seeing it.

But here's one quick hint: Most of those conditions should probably be checking the money and the day. :wink: