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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Super Conditional Challenge

Anthony Kanellis
Anthony Kanellis
5,150 Points

I did what the question asked of me and i got the answer it wanted, however it still tells me it's incorrect.

the question asked of me to make the last else if condition true while the previous ones are false, and i did but it still says it's incorrect. I can't figure out what the problem could be.

var money = 15;
var today = 'Friday'

if ( money >= 100 || today != 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time to go to the theater");    
} else if ( money >= 50 || today != 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie and dinner");    
} else if ( money === 10 || today != 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie");   
} else if ( today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");   
} else {
  alert("This isn't Friday. I need to stay home.");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Rick Buffington
Rick Buffington
Courses Plus Student 8,037 Points

The challenge is actually asking you to change the entire conditional tree to have it spit out the correct statement based on the variables are set:

"Fix this script so that it correctly tests the money and today variables and prints out the proper alert message: 'It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out'"

So with that said, the problem you face is that the OR || operator is screwing everything up. The OR operator makes the entire statement true if either condition is true. Also, in the challenge I pull up the money value is 9 not 15. This has a very large effect on how your script works. The challenge is asking you to incorporate the AND && operator to fix the issues with your conditions. It wants you to make sure all conditions are checked, but based on money = 9 and today = "Friday", your code should select the 2nd to last condition.