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JavaScript JavaScript Basics Making Decisions in Your Code with Conditional Statements Use Comparison Operators

Michael Gilley
Michael Gilley
6,124 Points

Not sure what I am doing wrong

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Please help, thanks.

script.js
const a = 10;
const b = 20;
const c = 30;
if (const a > const b) {
  console.log("a is greater than b");
} else {
  console.log("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

Hey Michael Gilley,

Remove the const keyword from if parentheses and it will work fine.

Your final code should look like this after removing const keyword:

if(a > b) {
  console.log('a is greater than b');
} else {
  console.log('a is not greater than b');
}

Hope this helps !!

Teron Bullock
Teron Bullock
Courses Plus Student 18,976 Points

Const is used to define the variable as a constant. In other words, the value can not be changed later. Once you define a variable you call it by its name.

const a = 10;

The variable name is a, so to call it or in your case to compare it you just call a.

if(a.b) {

}

Just like rabin stated.

Michael Gilley
Michael Gilley
6,124 Points

Thank you so much, it worked.