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

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

Hey did this the right way but im still getting an error. Can you let me know why?

So change all the conditions to include a && instead of ||, I do get the right response but the challenge did not pass. Im not sure not if I did it the right way.

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.");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>
Jae Min Kweon
Jae Min Kweon
4,695 Points

The issue is with the fourth 'else if'.

'if' and 'else if' needs a Boolean in the (), but today || 'Friday' cannot be evaluated for a Boolean.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,652 Points

Actually, JavaScript has this neat concept of "truthy" and "falsey", so the expression today || 'Friday' actually can be evaluated. Also the || operator might not do what you expect. If the left side cannot be converted into "True", then it returns whatever is on the right side. So in this case, that expression evaluates to 'Friday', which is "truthy". In fact, from the viewpoint of "if", everything is "truthy" except for 0, null, false, NaN, undefined, or the empty string ("").

But, for the purposes of the challenge, this is not the test you want to perform, since the expression will always be true, no matter what today is.

:point_right: you want an expression that will test if today is 'Friday' (or not).

Jae Min Kweon
Jae Min Kweon
4,695 Points

I stand corrected. Thank you very much for the info.