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# Really stumped. What if the user provides a number lower than the first number chosen?

I have watched the videos several times. Did I miss somewhere that the user is expected to provide a number higher than his previously given number?

I think that in order to keep the example simple we just assume that the user will enter a larger number. Of course, even if they entered a smaller number the script would still work. For example if you typed in 1000 for the starting number and 1 for the top number you might get:

```Math.floor(Math.random() * (1000 - 1 + 1)) + 1000;
// which could work out to -374 + 1000
// which would output "646 is a number between 1000 and 1"
```

You could always force the user to enter a higher second number if you want to. For example for the second number:

```do{
secondNumber = prompt("Please enter a second number that is larger than the starting number");
}while(secondNumber <= firstNumber);
```

So I spent about an hour trying to figure this problem out (this is my first attempt at learning JavaScript) and I finally found a solution to this issue (though conditional statements aren't introduced until the next section) by digging around on MDN. I'm pretty happy with my resulting work!

```//Prompt for user to enter a random number
//Number is converted to an Integer if it isn't already
var userInput1 = prompt('Please think of a number and type it below.');
userInput1 = parseInt(userInput1);
console.log(userInput1);

//Prompt for user to enter a second random number
//Number is converted to an Integer if it isn't already
var userInput2 = prompt('Thank you. Now please select a different number at random and type it below.');
userInput2 = parseInt(userInput2);
console.log(userInput2);

//Message displayed declaring a random number is to be selected by the computer
alert('Now I will pick a random number between the two numbers you have selected.');

//function to figure out the lower number
function lowerSelector() {
if (userInput1 < userInput2) {
lowerNumber = userInput1;}
else {
lowerNumber = userInput2;}
}

//Function to figure out the higher number
function higherSelector() {
if (userInput1 < userInput2) {
higherNumber = userInput2;}
else {
higherNumber = userInput1;}
}

//Running the Functions
lowerSelector();
document.write('Lower Number: ' + lowerNumber + '<br/>');

higherSelector();
document.write('Higher Number: ' + higherNumber + '<br/>');

//Generating the random number within range provided
var result = Math.floor(Math.random() * (higherNumber - lowerNumber + 1)) + lowerNumber;
document.write('Your random number between the specified values is: ' + result + '!');
```

Good solution!!

You can also use a couple of other Math functions, min and max.

Here's what I did after the user entered the numbers:

```var maxNum = Math.max(userNum, userNum2);
var minNum = Math.min(userNum, userNum2);
```

just thought I would throw another solution in there for you.

Good solution, Dave. I'm still new to JavaScript (I only know what I've learned in this course so far) so I didn't know those functions existed!