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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Using Comparison Operators

Gary Green
Gary Green
3,227 Points

I'm sure this should work? any pointers guys?

Tried resetting code. Can't spot the problem.

script.js
var a = 10;
var b = 20;
var c = 30;
if ( a>b ) {alert("a is greater than b");}
else ( a<b ) {alert("a is not greater than b");}
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

Trent Whitinger
Trent Whitinger
9,124 Points
if ( a > b ) {
    alert("a is greater than b");
  } else { 
    alert("a is not greater than b");
  }

you can't state a condition with a else statement. the else statement is only executed if the first statement (a > b) is false.

Gary Green
Gary Green
3,227 Points

Thanks. I can now see what I did no need for (a<b)