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Tara Edwards
Tara Edwards
1,355 Points

I got everything to work but the message condition, but that isn't included in the video review.

I can't get my message to display when my values are valid.

// declare program variables
var num1 
var num2 
var message
var failure = 0

// announce the program
alert("Let's do some math!");

// collect numeric input
num1 = prompt("Please type a number");
num1 = parseFloat(num1); 
num2 = prompt("Please type another number greater than zero");
num2 = parseFloat(num2);

// check for valid input

if (isNaN(num1) || isNaN(num2)) {
    failure += 1;
    alert("One of your values is not a number.  Please reload and try again");

if (num2 === 0){
   failure += 1;
   alert("value 2 cannot be zero.  Please reload and try again.");


// build an HTML message
message = "<h1>Math with the numbers " + num1 + " and " + num2 + "</h1>";
message += num1 + " + " + num2 + " = " + (num1 + num2);
message += "<br>";
message += num1 + " * " + num2 + " = " + (num1 * num2);
message += "<br>";
message += num1 + " / " + num2 + " = " + (num1 / num2);
message += "<br>";
message += num1 + " - " + num2 + " = " + (num1 - num2);

// write message to web page
if (failure = 0){

1 Answer

Cory Harkins
Cory Harkins
16,500 Points

Upon first inspection (without testing the code), in your last if statement, you are assigning 0 to failure instead of testing for a boolean value (true/false).

I am assuming that you are testing for "no failure attempts" and if that is true, then write the message. Check your comparison operators.

I would work out better logic though, because if I input a failure, but then carry through with valid responses on the second attempt, it still won't display a message.

Tara Edwards
Tara Edwards
1,355 Points

Thank you! I see now that I should use the === rather a single =.

Since the requirement indicates "Don't build the message variable, or write the message to the doc, if either case 2 or 3 above fails." I think the logic is correct... well except for the "don't build the message variable part" I need to work on that part ..

Thanks again!!