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You've correctly created an
if statement. This tests one condition and executes a command
if that condition is true
else it executes another command. The
if/else construct is a binary thing. It tests one condition. A true result goes one way, the other way is the false result; it is the mutually exclusive opposite of the condition tested.
So, you've tested in your
if statement condition
if(powerPoints < 3) ). If that's false, you set
NO or whatever. Then, you enter the
else clause. You don't retest the condition, the result is already set - the only other option is
TRUE. You have already established that
powerPoints is less than three - so what benefit is there in testing if it is
>= 3? You already know it isn't if you've reached the
I hope that makes sense; let me know if it doesn't.
In the interests of keeping code brief, which isn't what this challenge is about, how about assigning the value of your condition to
hasBonus? Would this work?
hasBonus = powerPoints >= 3;
The expression to the right of the equals evaluates to
FALSE there are no other options; it is either less than 3 or not. So, why use the
if conditional statement at all? This won't pass this particular challenge because it is specifically looking for an
if statement, but consider this as a viable real-world solution.
I hope that helps,
Boris Davidovic1,010 Points
i solved the problem with removing the powerPoint >=3; can someone explain please why is this one too much and not relevant ?