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

Dwayne Munro
Dwayne Munro
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 13,108 Points

how to solve the Create max() Function?

what is wrong with my code?

function max(40, 60) {
  prompt("The larger number is ");
if (40 > 60) {
  document.write("try again");
} else {
  document.write("great job!"); 

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

:point_right: You have a few issues here:

  • Function arguments are never declared as literal values, they are variable names which will represent the values.
  • You have code that prompts for input, but that's not part of the challenge
  • You have code that writes to the console, but the challenge wants the results in a return statement.
  • You placed a closing brace after the first line of the function (ending the function)
  • You have a test that checks if 40 is larger than 60. That will never be true.
  • You should only define the function, not call it.

I strongly suggest you review at least some of the course videos, with a focus on function structure.