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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Using Comparison Operators

Diane Hovantzi
Diane Hovantzi
Courses Plus Student 4,368 Points

Parse Error for Using Comparison Operators

What am I doing wrong when parsing?

var a = 10;
a = parseInt(a);
var b = 20;
b = parseInt(b);
var c = 30;
c = parseInt(c);

if (var a > var b){
    alert("a is greater than b");
else {
   alert("a is not greater than b");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Leandro Botella Penalva
Leandro Botella Penalva
17,618 Points

Hi Diane,

The var keyword is only used to declare a variable. You don't have to use "var" on each variable in the if condition.

Diane Hovantzi
Diane Hovantzi
Courses Plus Student 4,368 Points

Thanks Leandro. It's always those small, stupid mistakes!