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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Introducing Conditional Statements

Step two says Task 1 no longer passing even though it is identical to when it passed in step one.

Am I missing something or is this code challenge broken? Task 1 asks me to create a variable named 'answer' and to use the prompt() method to ask the user what is the best programming language. So I typed:

var answer; prompt('What is the best programming language?')

and this passes for step one. Then in step two I leave this code completely untouched but no matter what I do it always says that task one is no longer passing. Why? Please help.

var answer;
prompt('What is the best programming language?')

if (prompt === JavaScript) {
  alert('You are correct')
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="app.js"></script>

1 Answer

Thomas Fildes
Thomas Fildes
22,687 Points

Hi Michael,

You need to check the answer variable in your if statement not the prompt. Prompt is just a method that asks for user input which we assign to a variable (answer). Here is the code I used to pass this part of the challenge:

var answer = prompt("What is the best programming language?");

if ( answer === "JavaScript" ) {
  alert("You are correct");

Hope this helps! Happy Coding!!!