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The message in the final echo command only makes sense if your favorite flavor is the same as Hal's. Add a conditional around that final echo command that checks if the flavor variable has a value of "cookie dough." (Remember to choose carefully between using a single equal sign and a double equal sign in the check.) Preview the code and, if you have a different flavor, make sure the message disappears.

Hi Everyone,

Am finding it hard to understand this question, I need help please

index.php
<?php
$flavor= 'Biscuit';

echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is ";
echo $flavor;
echo ".</p>";
echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>";
echo $flavor;
?>

1 Answer

The fourth echo statement has a hard-coded message of "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>", and in the example you posted the favorite flavor is "Biscuit" as evidenced by this line:

<?php
$flavor= 'Biscuit';

So, right now in this code it doesn't matter what is stored in the $flavor variable it will echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>" anyway. This wouldn't make much sense if someone's favorite flavor is "Biscuit".

The challenge wants you to add a conditional statement that will check to see if $flavor == "cookie dough" and if it is then (and only then) you should echo that statement. Something like this should work:

<?php
$flavor= 'Biscuit';

echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is ";
echo $flavor;
echo ".</p>";
if ($flavor == 'cookie dough') {
    echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>";
}
echo $flavor;
?>