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

Jonavan Helom
Jonavan Helom
2,593 Points

help with super conditional challenge

can you help me out i'm stuck on the super conditional challenge and it keep saying, "There was an error with your code: SyntaxError: Parse error",

script.js
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 ( 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.");
}
else if (correct === money || today) {
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>

3 Answers

Gryphon Chandler
Gryphon Chandler
12,668 Points

Hey Jonavan,

I see 2 possible causes for a syntax error:

  1. You have else twice in a row, so the second else will never fire.
  2. You are using a 'correct' variable which isn't defined.

As far as this quiz goes, try to make your conditions make sense based on the strings.

Dom Farnham
Dom Farnham
19,421 Points

You are missing the colon (;) after your today declaration. Declare today like this: var today = 'Friday';

You also have an undeclared variable (correct). Declare correct at the top, before it is used in the conditional statement. E.G. var correct = 7;

Let me know how that goes. Also, you might want to look at switching the last else if to an if. Hope this helps. :-)

Jonavan Helom
Jonavan Helom
2,593 Points

is like this: if ( today = 'Friday') { alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out")

}

Dom Farnham
Dom Farnham
19,421 Points

In that case, change if ( today = 'Friday') to if ( today == 'Friday')

Jonavan Helom
Jonavan Helom
2,593 Points

nvm I got it thanks for ya help.