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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Boolean Values

Keith Griffin
Keith Griffin
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More efficient way of writing the code?

I get that this is supposed to demonstrate boolean values but it's hard for me to wrap my head around when there is a more efficient way of writing the code. isn't this better?

const number = 6; const guess = prompt("Guess a number between 1 and 10");

if (+guess === number) { console.log("You guessed the right number!"); } else{ console.log(Sorry the right answer is ${number}) }

Hi Keith -

Yes, the code you wrote is more concise. As you noted, the purpose of this particular video is to teach about Boolean values, and that was why the code was written the way it was.

Make sure to use your template literals and remember your semicolons, though. Your code as is will throw an error. Try re-writing the code in the else statement like this:

console.log(`Sorry the right answer is ${number}`);

Happy coding!