Golf Code (Why Do I need == instead of just =)

Tell us what’s happening:
I’m wondering why I need two equal signs== instead of one =

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 {
    return "Go Home!"

  // Only change code above this line

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

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Hi @chase.l,

To answer your question, == symbolizes a check,
while a single = is assignment(think variables)

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== and === are comparison operators which “check” equality. = is the assignment operator.

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Gotcha! That makes sense. Thank you! :raised_hands: