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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Use Multiple Conditions

Micah Angelica Baguio
Micah Angelica Baguio
2,532 Points

I'm having trouble finding the issue in this challenge task: const money = 9; const today = 'Friday' if ( money > 10 ||

script.js
const money = 9;
const today = 'Friday'

if ( money > 9 && today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time to go to the theater.");    
} else if ( money >= 9 && today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie and dinner.");    
} else if ( money  || 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.");
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <script src="script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Mark Sebeck
MOD
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 32,258 Points

Hi Micah. Couple of issues here. Here is the original code:

const money = 9;
const today = 'Friday'

if ( money > 10 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time to go to the theater.");    
} else if ( money >= 50 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie and dinner.");    
} 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.");
}

You correctly changed the OR's to AND's so great job there. You understand what they were testing. The IF's and the difference between AND and OR. However you should not change the values in the IF's. If you have > $10 you can see a movie and if you have > $50 you can see a movie and have dinner. So set those back to 10 and 50.

So that leaves the last ELSE IF.

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.");
}

So this says if today is not Friday then say "It's Friday" else say "This Isn't Friday"

Sounds like that's backward. So change the IF to say If today equals "Friday".

Hope this helps. Good Luck!