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

I want to check which of the two numbers is larger, then return it. How do I do that?

I'm trying to create a function that checks which of two arguments is larger, then returns it. I'm not sure how to proceed.

script.js
function max(a+b) {
  if(a<b) {
    return(5);
  } else(b>a) {
    return(4);
  }
}

You seem to have the general idea, but your syntax could use some work. When setting parameters, you want to separate them by a comma. Also, in this case, you don't ever define your arguments, so I have no idea why you want to return the integer five or four in either case. And finally, the else statement is for all other cases than (a < b), so further elaboration is unnecessary.

I would structure it this way:

var a = 5;
var b = 4;

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

You could also set your arguments inside your function, but you would need to set values to a and b or you would be comparing two undefined variables.

1 Answer

Thank you so much, Eric! I figured it was something silly that I'd messed up on.