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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program Conditionals

Tianni Myers
Tianni Myers
10,453 Points

Need help with If, Else Statements.

A quick search in Google and I could copy the code to pass this challenge, but I am very curious and truly want to understand the logic behind this program. Why does this code not work? I don’t get it.

index.php
<?php
$studentOneName = 'Dave';
$studentOneGPA = 3.8;

$studentTwoName = 'Treasure';
$studentTwoGPA = 4.0;

//Place your code below this comment
if ( $studentOneGPA == 4.0) {
  echo $studentOneName . 'made the Honor Roll!';
} else {
  echo $studentOneName. 'has a GPA of'. $studentOneGPA;
}

if ( $studentTwoGPA == 4.0 ) {
    echo $studentTwoName.'made the Honor Roll!';
} else {
    echo $studentTwoName. 'has the GPA of'. $studentTwoGPA;
  }
?>
Pablo Zirilli
Pablo Zirilli
Courses Plus Student 3,327 Points

Hi there!... try to change ' for " in your "if echo's" like this:

if ($studentOneGPA === 4.0) { echo $studentOneName . " made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo $studentOneName . " has a GPA of " . $studentOneGPA; }

if ($studentTwoGPA === 4.0) { echo $studentTwoName . " made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo $studentTwoName . " has a GPA of " . $studentTwoGPA; }

?>

and let me know. Grettings!

1 Answer

Shawn Rieger
Shawn Rieger
9,916 Points

The challenge is looking for a specific output. In your case, you have no space after or before your variables. So for instance, your first if then would print... Davehas a GPA of3.8 instead of Dave has a GPA of 3.8

Tianni Myers
Tianni Myers
10,453 Points

ooooohhh okay. Thank you so much.