# Comparison with the Inequality Operator

## Problem Explanation

· *Add the inequality operator != in the if statement so that the function will return “Not equal” when val is not equivalent to 99.*

## Hints

### Hint 1

The inequality operator (`!=`

) will return `true`

if the first value is not equal to the second one without taking value type into consideration.

## Solutions

## Solution 1 (Click to Show/Hide)

```
// Setup
function testNotEqual(val) {
if (val != 99) {
// Change this line
return "Not Equal";
}
return "Equal";
}
// Change this value to test
testNotEqual(10);
```

#### Code Explanation

The function first evaluates `if`

the condition `(val != 99)`

evaluates to `true`

. If it does, it returns the statement between the curly braces (“Not equal”). If it doesn’t, it returns the next `return`

statement outside them (“Equal”).