**Tell us what’s happening:**

```
function checkEqual(a, b) {
return a = b ? "a is equal" : "b is equal";
}
checkEqual(1, 2)
```

**Tell us what’s happening:**

```
function checkEqual(a, b) {
return a = b ? "a is equal" : "b is equal";
}
checkEqual(1, 2)
```

this is not a comparison

yes I forgot but i tried a == b, it doesn’t seem to work it out.

what do the failing tests say? what’s the challenge instructions?

if you don’t tell us what you need to do, we can’t know

```
checkEqual(1, 2)
```

should return “Not Equal”

```
checkEqual(1, 1)
```

should return “Equal”

```
checkEqual(1, -1)
```

should return “Not Equal”

well, legit complaints, those strings are never returned by your function…