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

What am I missing? I've tried many combinations.

function max( 10, 5 ) {
  if ( 10 > 5 ) {
    return 10;
  } else {
    return 5; 

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,657 Points

Function parameters must be names, not numbers. Just replace all the instances of each number with name.

And you also need an additional closing brace at the end to balance the one that begins the function body block.

For example, if you call the first parameter "a", and the second one "b":

function max( a, b ) {
  if ( a > b ) {
    return a;
  } else {
    return b; 

The challenge wants you to make a function passing two variables that return the one with the highest value.

Try to change the numbers in variables names, like this.

function max(number_one, number_two) {

  if (variable_one > variable_two) { 

    return number_one;
  } else {

    return number_two;