Basic JavaScript - Return Early Pattern for Functions

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// Setup
function abTest(a, b) {
  // Only change code below this line
if (a < 0 || b < 0);
return undefined;

  // Only change code above this line

  return Math.round(Math.pow(Math.sqrt(a) + Math.sqrt(b), 2));


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Challenge: Basic JavaScript - Return Early Pattern for Functions

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Hi there. I think you are asking how to fix this. I haven’t looked back at the assignment, but right away I see that the format of your if statement needs to change.

Your code…

if (a < 0 || b < 0);
return undefined;

This should follow the format of …
if (comparison) { return statement}


if (a < 0 || b < 0) {
return undefined}

I hope this helps

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And it helps a lot, thank so much :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Ok, its very powerful advise. thank you I appreciate.

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