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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Create a max() Function

Toni Caktas
Toni Caktas
16,478 Points

how is this done

??

script.js
function max(5,6)  {
  if (max(5 < 6)){
  return (6);
  }

}

3 Answers

Here is an example

function max(a, b) {
  if (a > b) {
    return a
  }
  else {
    return b
  }
}

So when you later call the function with any numbers you want, like:

max(5,6);
max(9,4);

it will always return the greater number.

Although your answer is correct, the reason we do these challenges is so that we will learn how to write out code intuitively, not copy and paste what is given to us. If everything is simply handed to us, we won't learn anything, which is why I dropped hints on how to solve it, instead of just giving out the answer to be copied and pasted. It is good that you know the answer, but you will foster a better learning environment by posting hints, instead of full code. Thanks!

Hi, Marcus. Iโ€™ve heard and proved that the best way to learn and understand something is through examples, and that is what I was trying to do, help him understand with an example. Itโ€™s his decision whether he will look the example and try to recreate his own solution or just copy and paste it. If you think that is better to learn the hard way by following unclear instructions, that will confuse you even more, which is what you did, that is just your way of seeing things. This is a forum where members ask for help and we offer it to each other. So, it is very impolite from you to tell me how to answer questions and offer my help, just because I offer a different approach than you. There are no instructions on what kind of answers we are supposed to be giving (hints or examples), so we offered him 2 options to choose from. I donโ€™t see the point of your comment.

You have it almost all the way correct. You'll want to take out the "max" function call within the "max" function because that's invalid. You will also need variables to check instead of explicit numbers. What if the user wants to check if 8 is greater than 7? Replace 5 and 6 with your own variable names, and you'll be in business.

Thanks.