Counting Cards! Curiosity

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Just out of curiosity, if I add a ‘return count’ command in the switch loop, would it return the value of count? and will the subsequent if statement work?

Your code so far

var count = 0;

function cc(card) {
// Only change code below this line
switch (card){
case 2:
case 3:
case 4:
case 5:
case 6:
case 7:
case 8:
case 9:
count += 0;
case 10:
case "J":
case "Q":
case "K":
case "A":
return count;
if (count <= 0){
return count + " Hold";
return count + " Bet";
return "Change Me";
// Only change code above this line

cc(2); cc(3); cc(7); cc('K'); cc('A');

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Challenge: Counting Cards

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As soon as any return statement is encountered, your function stops.

this return statement is never executed because it is after a break statement

What if I return the break statement?

You can’t return a break statement. A break is not a variable, it is a control statement.

Sorry. That was a typo. My bad. What if I remove the break statement?

then the return statement will execute only for the cases after the previous break, the function will return a number and not the desired string

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Got it. Thank you so much