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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Boolean Values

Kishan P
Kishan P
9,921 Points

i am very confused?

why are we using two if statement?

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

You're quite right that this job can be done with only one "if", and good eye for spotting it! :+1:

But the purpose of the lecture is to show how boolean variables can be used, and the code shown gives a clear example. As a "best practice" developer, you'll employ your skills to create code that's both clear and efficient, but in the courses you can expect the teachers to occasionally forgo efficiency when illustrating a particular principle.

Kishan P
Kishan P
9,921 Points

Thanks man!

Doron Geyer
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Doron Geyer
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 13,897 Points

Steven Parker

Hi , quite new to programming ( my first programming ever doing this course) could you provide an example of how you would reduce this to a single if statement?

Cheers, Doron

Doron Geyer
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Doron Geyer
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var correctGuess = false; var randomNumber = Math.floor(Math.random() * 6 ) + 1; console.log(randomNumber); var guess = prompt('I am thinking of a number between 1 and 6. What is it?'); if (parseInt(guess) === randomNumber ) { correctGuess = true; document.write("you guessed the correct number"); } else{ document.write("your guess was incorrect") }

I assume like this?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,018 Points

Yes, good job. :+1: And now you don't need "correctGuess" anymore and can omit it from the code.