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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program Conditionals

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I can't figure out where I went off the rails. I keep getting back "Bummer. You need to check the GPA of StudentOneName." (I didn't know Jeff Lebowski was teaching this course). I tried on my own. I looked at community answers. I tried yelling at the screen (not effective). Please tell this simple mind how I screwed up.

index.php

<?php $studentOneName = 'Dave'; $studentOneGPA = 3.8; ​ $studentTwoName = 'Treasure'; $studentTwoGPA = 4.0; ​ //Place your code below this comment If ($studentOneGPA == 4.0) { echo "$studentOneName . made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo "$studentOneName .had a GPA of . $studentOneGPA"; } If ($studentTwoGPA == 4.0) { echo "$studentTwoName . made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo "$studentTwoName . had a GPA of . $studentTwoGPA"; } ​ ?>

index.php
<?php
$studentOneName = 'Dave';
$studentOneGPA = 3.8;

$studentTwoName = 'Treasure';
$studentTwoGPA = 4.0;

//Place your code below this comment
If ($studentOneGPA == 4.0) {
  echo "$studentOneName . made the Honor Roll";
} else {
  echo "$studentOneName .had a GPA of . $studentOneGPA";
}
If ($studentTwoGPA  == 4.0) {
  echo "$studentTwoName . made the Honor Roll";
} else {
  echo "$studentTwoName . had a GPA of . $studentTwoGPA";
}

?>

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

I see three issues:

  • you wrote "If" (with capital "I") instead of "if" (lower-case "i") in two places
  • you wrote "had a GPA" (past tense) instead of "has a GPA" (present tense) in two places
  • you don't need the concatenation operator (".") inside a template string

Thank you. I just stared at it and couldn’t see.

I've made the changes (or think I have) and I'm still getting the error message. (I have similar issues with loops in JavaScript. The lessons aren't sticking).

Will accept all help and advice. And a free kitten.

<?php $studentOneName = 'Dave'; $studentOneGPA = 3.8;

$studentTwoName = 'Treasure'; $studentTwoGPA = 4.0;

//Place your code below this comment if ($studentOneGPA == 4.0) { echo $studentOneName . "made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo $studentOneName . "has a GPA of ". $studentOneGPA; } ff ($studentTwoGPA == 4.0) { echo $studentTwoName . "made the Honor Roll"; } else { echo $studentTwoName. "has a GPA of ". $studentTwoGPA; }

?>

Marleen Berg
Marleen Berg
22,524 Points

Also, you wrote the variable name between qoutes..

<?php
 echo "$studentOneName . made the Honor Roll";
?>

is not correct, it should be

<?php
$studentOneName = 'Dave';
echo $studentOneName  ." made the Honor Roll";
?>
Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

Between the quotes (inside the template string) is fine, just don't also use the concatenation operator.

I thought that if you wanted it to echo the variable value, you need the double quotes.

Okay, FINALLY got it to work! (proper spacing? "You didn't say, 'Mother, may I?'")

Thank you both for weighing in.