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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Creating Reusable Code with Functions Create a max() Function

Peter Gess
Peter Gess
16,553 Points

What am I missing here?

What am I missing?

function max(numberOne, numberTwo) {
  if (numberOne > numberTwo) {
    return numberOne

max(2, 1);
Nick Yoho
Nick Yoho
6,957 Points

Right now the function is only returning something if numberOne is greater and will return nothing if it is not. Try adding an else statement returning numberTwo just in case it is greater than numberOne.

1 Answer

Hey Peter,

You'll need to use an else clause in case the second argument is greater than the first.

function max(foo1, foo2) {
  if ( foo1 > foo2 ) {
    return foo1;
  } else {
    return foo2;

You can be even more specific and add an else if in case foo1 is equal to foo2.