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# How could this be written using the ternary operator?

I tried the code below, but I got an error saying (Bummer: Unexpected token continue):

```const percentages = [34, 67, 12, 39, 90, 82, 22, 24, 99];
let upperRange = [];

// upperRange should be: [67, 90, 82, 99]
percentages.forEach(percentage => (percentage > 50) ? (upperRange.push(percentage)));
```

You're getting the error because you haven't given an alternate expression if the statement is false. Personally, I don't think it's beneficial to use a ternary here, as you're not doing anything with the false values, but that's not what you asked. Since you're not doing anything with the values if they are below 50, you can just do null . Try this:

```percentages.forEach(percentage => (percentage > 50) ? (upperRange.push(percentage)) : null);
```

Alternatively, you could do this:

```percentages.forEach(percentage => {if (percentage > 50) upperRange.push(percentage)});
```

Thank you, Jason Larson!

I tried using `continue` for the alternate expression if the statement is false, but looks like I forgot to update the code. I'd really appreciate if you could explain why `continue` doesn't work also.

Honestly, I'm not 100% sure why `continue` doesn't work (and If I'm wrong, hopefully somebody will respond and give us the correct reason), but I suspect it has to do with the fact that `continue` is used for breaking out of a loop, and the way the forEach() method is structured, it's not processed in the same way as a standard loop. Since the method calls the function once for each element of the array, there's nowhere for the code to go if it continues. In my mind, I have to think of it more as a series of function calls rather than a loop, and it wouldn't make sense to try to use `continue` as a statement by itself in a function.