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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements The Conditional Challenge

Gong T
Gong T
1,891 Points

LOGICAL OR is not working in "answerxx" variable

Hello, I just finished typing up my code for "The Conditional Challenge". Since the answers to the questions that will appear in the "prompt" could be either lowercase or uppercase I am trying to implement the Logical OR, but the program I wrote is only taking the answers in lowercase as correct answers...while ignoring uppercase answers. For example, if the prompt asks "What is the color of an apple?", it will only accept "red" as the correct answer and doesn't log "Red" as the correct answer.

The following is my codes with comments. What would you recommend? Should I try something different like the && operator?:

let correctAnswer = 0;



//Questions that will be asked.
const questionOne = prompt(`1. What is the color of an apple?`);
const questionTwo = prompt(`2. What is the color of an orange?`);
const questionThree = prompt(`3. What is the color of a grape?`);
const questionFour = prompt(`4. What is the color of a banana?`);
const questionFive = prompt(`5. What is the color of kiwi?`);

//Answers to the questions in the prompt
const answerOne = "red" || "Red";
const answerTwo = "orange" || "Orange";
const answerThree = "purple" || "Purple";
const answerFour = "yellow" || "Yellow";
const answerFive = "green" || "Green";

//One point will be added to each correct answer.
if ( questionOne == answerOne ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}
if ( questionTwo == answerTwo ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}
if ( questionThree == answerThree ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}
if ( questionFour == answerFour ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}
if ( questionFive == answerFive ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}

//All the total correct answers will be added and final ranking results will display in main element.
if ( correctAnswer >= 5 ) {
  document.querySelector('main').innerHTML = `CONGRATS! You got all the answers correct! You are GOLD!`;
}
else if ( correctAnswer == 3 || correctAnswer == 4 ) {
  document.querySelector('main').innerHTML = `You almost got all of them correct! You are SILVER!`;
}
else if (correctAnswer == 1 || correctAnswer == 2 ) {
  document.querySelector('main').innerHTML = `Not that bad! You got most incorrect! It's okay! You get Bronze!`;
} else {
  document.querySelector('main').innerHTML = `Not good at all....you got all the answers incorrect!`;
}  

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to review this! I appreciate it!

2 Answers

The logic is incorrect eg const answerOne = "red" || "Red";

const answerOne = "red" || "Red";
'red' === answerOne // this will return true
'Red' === answerOne // this will return false

This is because "the || operator actually returns the value of one of the specified operands, so if this operator is used with non-Boolean values, it will return a non-Boolean value." (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Logical_OR)

const answerOne = "red" || "Red"; evaluates to "red". I expect this statement evaluates to the first truthy value, which is "red".

So when you do "Red" === answerOne; you will get false because "Red" is not equal to the value of answerOne which is "red".

There are probably several ways to solve your problem but I would probably do:

...
const answerOne = 'red';
...
if (questionOne.toLowerCase() === answerOne ) {
  correctAnswer += 1;
}
...

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/String/toLowerCase

Note it's generally good practice to use the strict equality operator - === (as I have above) - rather than the == you're using here, unless you actually need the flexibility of the == operator https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Operators/Equality

Gong T
Gong T
1,891 Points

Hi Andrew! Thank you so much for your review and answers!! I rewrote the whole code and found an even better way to write this program. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!

/* 
  1. Store correct answers
   - When quiz begins, no answers are correct
*/

let correctAnswer = 0;


// 2. Store the rank of a player

let playerRank = '';



// 3. Select the <main> HTML element

const main = document.querySelector('main');
/*
  4. Ask at least 5 questions
   - Store each answer in a variable
   - Keep track of the number of correct answers
*/

const name = prompt('What is your name?');
const questionOne = prompt('Who is the founder and current CEO of Rakuten?');
const questionTwo = prompt('What country is original birthplace of Rakuten?');
const questionThree = prompt('What city is the headquarter of Rakuten located in?');
const questionFour = prompt('What year was Rakuten founded?');
const questionFive = prompt('What is the current number of Rakuten Subsidiaries?');


if (questionOne.toUpperCase() === 'HIROSHI MIKITANI') {

  correctAnswer += 1;

} 

if (questionTwo.toUpperCase() === 'JAPAN') {

  correctAnswer += 1;

}

if (questionThree.toUpperCase() === 'TOKYO') {

  correctAnswer += 1;

}

if (questionFour === '1997'){ 

  correctAnswer += 1;

}

if (questionFive === '7'){  

  correctAnswer += 1;

}

/*
  5. Rank player based on number of correct answers
   - 5 correct = Gold
   - 3-4 correct = Silver
   - 1-2 correct = Bronze
   - 0 correct = No crown
*/

if (correctAnswer === 5) {

  playerRank = "Gold";
} else if (correctAnswer >= 3) {

  playerRank = "Silver";
} else if (correctAnswer >= 1) {
  playerRank = "Bronze";
} else {
  playerRank = "No Crown";
}




// 6. Output results to the <main> element

document.querySelector('main').innerHTML = `<h1>${name}! You got ${correctAnswer} correct answers!</h1>
<p><h2>Your ranking is: <strong>${playerRank}</strong></h2></p>`;

I'm not familiar with the specific task you're working on, but yeah that latest version of your code using .toUpperCase() and the === operator looks good to me Gong T

Gong T
Gong T
1,891 Points

Andrew Stelmach Thank you so much! I understand how to properly use the .toUpperCase() and === now! You are awesome! Hope you have a great day and week!