Need Help with If Else Statement

function orderMyLogic(val) {
  if (val < 5) {
    return "Less than 5";
  else if (val < 10) {
    return "Less than 10";
  else {
    return "Greater than or equal to 10";


// Change this value to test

I’ve run my above code and it kept coming back as "orderMyLogic(11) should return “Greater than or equal to 10"” However; I tried multiple combos of the code many times only to reset the code because nothing was working. I returned the same code above and then it worked.

What I am not understanding is why the code still ran the final else statement if 7 is less than 10?

Hello, I made some edits to your post as a moderator. You originally posted your question in a thread that had been inactive for several months. I moved your question to a new topic so you can get help better.

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I am not sure what your problem is. I ran your code and it gave me less than 10. If you are having trouble with a specific freeCodeCamp challenge, could you link to it? Thanks!

your ccode seems good. i don’t see problem here.

I think what you’re missing is that even though you only have orderMyLogic(7); as a call to the function in your own code, the FCC testing harness is calling it with a bunch of different values also, including orderMyLogic(11). That test was apparently failing and is now passing.