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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Super Conditional Challenge

Killeon Patterson
Killeon Patterson
18,214 Points

What is missing from these statements?

What am I missing to pass this challenge?

var money = 9;
var today = 'Friday'

if ( money >= 100 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time to go to the theater");    
} else if ( money >= 50 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie and dinner");    
} else if ( money > 10 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("Time for a movie");   
} else if ( money < 10 || today === 'Friday' ) {
  alert("It's Friday, but I don't have enough money to go out");   
} else {
  alert("This isn't Friday. I need to stay home.");
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
<script src="script.js"></script>

1 Answer

Hugo Paz
Hugo Paz
15,622 Points

Hi Killeon,

The issue with your code is that the first condition is always true with your current variables.

if ( money >= 100 || today === 'Friday' ) 

When the condition is being checked, it checks 'money' first, which fails because 'money ' is not greater or equal to 100 and then it checks if 'today' is friday, which is true.

Since you are using an or operator, just one of the conditions needs to be true for the if to be true.

To fix this just replace 'or' (||) with 'and' (&&). Now both conditions need to be true for the if be true.