Introdudcing if else statements / incorrect output

Hello, this lesson is not producing the correct result. Thank you for your input.

function testElse(val) {

  var result = "";

  // Only change code below this line

  if (val > 5) {

    result = "Bigger than 5";


  } else {

    result = "5 or smaller"; 


  // Only change code above this line

  return result;



The test results does notr produce the expected result. There is already a post about this issue from 2016 ( freeCodeCamp Challenge Guide: Introducing Else Statements ).

No replies. May I get some help?

I’ve edited your post for readability. When you enter a code block into a forum post, please precede it with a separate line of three backticks and follow it with a separate line of three backticks to make it easier to read.

You can also use the “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) to add backticks around text.

See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard.
Note: Backticks (`) are not single quotes (’).

Your string does not have correct capitalization.

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Actually, the solution doesn’t have correct capitalization either.

Are you sure? They all seem to align for me. There may have been a bug when the OP posted, but I’m not seeing one now.