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

Benjamin Charbonneau
Benjamin Charbonneau
741 Points

I'm having trouble on the super conditional challenge and am not sure how to proceed, help please!

I keep receiving the "Looks like there is at least one logical OR operator -- that's the || symbols. Those test if just one of the conditions are true" alert and am not sure what I'm doing wrong. I've tried multiple ways to code but nothing seems to work.

script.js
var money = 9;
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 ( money !== 10 && 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 http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Aakash Srivastav
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Aakash Srivastav
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,626 Points

Ok , so you just have to print "It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out".
So , put "&&" in first three conditions as a result first three conditions will become false and eventually , fourth will be the first one to get selected. You can see , in first three option , only due to today === 'Friday , they get selected one after another as money>=100 , money >=50 , money > 10 is false in first three conditions.

var money = 9;
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 ( money !== 10 && 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.");
}

Hope it helps :)

Benjamin Charbonneau
Benjamin Charbonneau
741 Points

Makes much more sense now, thank you Aakash!