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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Using Comparison Operators

Kara liebe
Kara liebe
575 Points

how do i write the " else " correctly? every time that i use it i get a Syntax error. thanks!

how to correctly use the "else" fucntion

script.js
var a = 10;
var b = 20;
var c = 30; {
if(a > b);
window.alert('a is greater than b'); 
{ else }
window.alert("a is not greater than b");
}
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>

1 Answer

A couple issues with your code.

  1. Line 4 your if statement stops when it sees a semi-colon.
  2. On line 6, switch the curly braces.
var a = 10;
var b = 20;
var c = 30; 
if(a > b) {
   alert('a is greater than b');
} else {
   alert("a is not greater than b");
}