Golf Code struggle, pls help

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I don’t know how to do, pls help me, thanks in advance

Your code so far

var names = ["Hole-in-one!", "Eagle", "Birdie", "Par", "Bogey", "Double Bogey", "Go Home!"];
function golfScore(par, strokes) {
  // Only change code below this line
  if (strokes = 1) {
    return "Hole-in-one!";
  } else if (strokes <= par - 2){
    return "Eagle";
  } else if (strokes <= par - 1){
    return "Birdie";
  } else if (strokes = par){
    return "Par";
  } else if (strokes >= par + 1){
    return "Bogey";
  } else if (strokes >= par + 2){
    return "Double Bogey";
  } else if (strokes >= par + 3){
    return "Go Home!";
  return "Change Me";
  // Only change code above this line

// Change these values to test
golfScore(5, 4);

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Pretty close!

Make sure you are not using one equal sign as comparison operator. Use three or two.

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Got it!!! Thanks a lot.

You can fix half of the errors by fixing line 5 and 11.

  • = is to set value to
  • === or == is to compare

Now go to the Bogey, Double Bogey and Go Home! and you can see a issue.

strokes >= par + 1

If i do 4 strokes and 3 par, that is a bogey. My strokes are 1 more then my par.

Now if i do 5 strokes and 3 par, it also returns as a Bogey instead of a double Bogey. This is because your only checking if my strokes is bigger then my par by 1, and not if my strokes is strictly equal to my par + 1.

For example:

function checkNumber(num) {
    if (num <= 10) {
        return "less the or equal to 10"
    if (num <= 7) {
        return "less the or equal to 7"
    if (num <= 3) {
        return "less the or equal to 3"


The program will stop at the first if statement and return/ stop the program each time the if statement condition is met. It is not going to skip over it and check the one after it for a less then or equal to 3.


Thanks for your explaination. I passed the challenger.

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Thank you! You answer also helped me to pass the challenge (and learn the lesson :wink: )!

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