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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Making Decisions with Conditional Statements Using Comparison Operators

Scott Pacer
Scott Pacer
3,100 Points

Why is this else statement continually being rejected? What am I doing wrong?

var a = 10; var b = 20; var c = 30; if (a > b) { alert("a is greater than b."); } else { alert("a is not greater than b."); }

script.js
var a = 10;
var b = 20;
var c = 30;
if (a > b) {
    alert("a is greater than b.");
} else {
    alert("a is not greater than b.");
}
index.html
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title>JavaScript Basics</title>
</head>
<body>
<script src="script.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

The challenges can be very picky about output requirements, and the strings the instructions said to use in the alerts did not have any punctuation. But the strings in the code above have periods added to the end.

Remove the periods and you should pass.

Scott Pacer
Scott Pacer
3,100 Points

Thanks Steven. Much appreciated.

Scott Pacer
Scott Pacer
3,100 Points

Never mind. The period in the alert was causing the rejection. I fixed it.