# Help : Counting Cards

Tell us what’s happening:
please help i do not know what to do or is it because i don’t know how to play card

``````
var count = 0;

function cc(card) {
// Only change code below this line
switch(card){
case 2:
case 3:
case 4:
case 5:
case 6:
count += 1;
break;
case 7:
case 8:
case 9:
count += 0;
break;
case 10:
case "J":
case "Q":
case "K":
case "A":
count -= 1;
break;
}

return count + (count + 0 ? "Bet" : "Hold");
// Only change code above this line
}

// Note: Only the last will display
cc(2); cc(3); cc(7); cc('K'); cc('A');
``````

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Hey @samliks

You’re actually a lot closer than you might think. And no, it’s not because you can’t play cards, neither can I

INSTRUCTIONS: Do NOT reset `count` to 0 when value is 7, 8, or 9.

What are you doing here?

``````count += 0;
``````

INSTRUCTIONS: The function will then return a string with the current count and the string `Bet` if the count is positive, or `Hold` if the count is zero or negative.

So if the count is greater than zero, then you’ll get the word ‘Bet’. What is your condition on this line?

``````return count + (count + 0 ? "Bet" : "Hold");
``````

Plus where is the space? Even it this line did work (which it doesn’t), it would output `5Bet`, or `0Hold`.

This is not resetting to 0, this is adding 0 to `count`

Your issue is in this line, one, you are missing a space between the number and the word
And you are not checking the value of `count` (`count + 0` is not a comparison)

please can you give me a spoiler, i still don’t know the way forward

You are able to add a space on your own, I am sure, so let’s see the ternary operator

A ternary operator goes like this `condition ? If true use this : else this`
Right now as condition you have `count + 0` which can’t become a Boolean (true or false), so you need to change that `+` in the middle to an operator that will make it a comparison, for example if you wanted to check if `count` was equal to 0 you would write `count === 0` (note that this is not the comparison you need)

INSTRUCTIONS: The function will then return a string with the current count and the string `Bet` if the count is positive, or `Hold` if the count is zero or negative.

Yeah, my bad wasn’t reading that one right! It doesn’t need to be in there at all.

i just tried this: return count + (count == 0 ? “Bet”: “Hold”); and other comparisons ,still not getting it

You are checking if `count` is `0` but instead you need to check if it is positive or not, I told you that that wasn’t the condition you needed

`Bet` if the count is positive, or `Hold` if the count is zero or negative.

Also if it would work you would return something like `"2Bet"` because you are missing a space between the number and the word. Your strings are `"Bet"`and `"Hold"`, you have not added a space

If `count` was 2 you would get `2 + "Bet"` which result as `"2Bet"`, you need to add a space in therr