Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community!

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

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

Kristenia Clark
Kristenia Clark
2,252 Points

I'm trying to create an alert but getting syntax error instead

function max (high,low){
alert ( max high,low ();
  if ( high > low ){
   return high;
} else if ( high < low ) { 
  return low;


1 Answer

Some hints:

1) The alert should go after the max function (meaning after the last closing bracket)

2) To call the max function with values 10 and 5 you would use: max(10, 5)

3) To alert the result of the max function place the code from #2 between the parentheses of the alert function: alert(max(10,5))