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Ruby Ruby Operators and Control Structures Ruby Operators Less Than

Will Taylor Smith
Will Taylor Smith
1,370 Points

Why is this not correct

I am entering this as I did in irb. I'm not sure what I'm doing incorrectly.

"b" < "a"

2 Answers

Tobias Helmrich
Tobias Helmrich
31,602 Points

Hey Will,

you have to check if the variable b is less than the variable a but you're checking if the string "b" is less than the string "a". I hope that helps, here is the working code:

b < a