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PHP PHP Basics Daily Exercise Program Conditionals

Why it is not right?

I think I did everything ok but for some reason it does not approve.

$studentOneName = 'Dave';
$studentOneGPA = 3.8;

$studentTwoName = 'Treasure';
$studentTwoGPA = 4.0;

//Place your code below this comment
if ($studentOneGPA == 4.0){
echo '"$studentOneName" made the Honor Roll';
}else {
echo '"$studentOneName" has a GPA of "$studentOneGPA"';

if ($studentTwoGPA == 4.0){
echo '"$studentTwoName" made the Honor Roll';
}else {
echo '"$studentTwoName" has a GPA of "$studentTwoGPA"';

1 Answer

Clare A
Clare A
23,994 Points


I think its because your strings are enclosed in single quotes which means the variable won't expand. If you hit preview in the editor it will probably display; ""$studentOneName" has a GPA of "$studentOneGPA"" - rather than the variable values.

Try something like this;


if ( $studentOneGPA == 4.0 ){
  echo $studentOneName . " made the Honor Roll";
} else {
  echo $studentOneName . " has a GPA of " . $studentOneGPA;