Pending test cases

Tell us what’s happening:
The following test cases are not working :

  • Cards Sequence 7, 8, 9 should return 0 Hold

  • Cards Sequence 3, 7, Q, 8, A should return -1 Hold

  • Cards Sequence 2, J, 9, 2, 7 should return 1 Bet

All these cases involve 7,8,9 for which the value of count does not change.

Your code so far

var count = 0;

function cc(card) {
// Only change code below this line
if(card<7 && card>1)

else if(card == 10||'J'||'Q'||'K'||'A')
count --;

return count + " Bet";
return count + " Hold";

// Only change code above this line

// Add/remove calls to test your function.
// Note: Only the last will display
cc(2); cc(3); cc(7); cc('K'); cc('A');

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Challenge: Counting Cards

Link to the challenge:

your issue is this line
card == 10 || 'J' is not doing what you think
this is " if card is 10 OR if “J” is truthy"


let card = 7
let result = card == 10||'J'||'Q'||'K'||'A'
console.log(result) // this doesn't give false - you need to change condition

Thank you for replying but I am unable to understand the mentioned mistake .
For case card=7, the statement else if(card == 10||‘J’||‘Q’||‘K’||‘A’) should return false and hence the value of count stays unchanged.

but it doesn’t evaluate to false, that’s the issue

that’s why I suggested you play a bit with that code snippet

let card = 7;
console.log(card == 10) // false
console.log(card == 10 || "J") // this is not false

you can’t convert the sentence “if card is equal to 10 or “J”” exactly like that in code
in code it must be “if card is equal to 10 or card is equal to “J””

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I see what you meant, card==10 being false the console simply logs the second case i.e. ‘J’. The following solutions solves all the test cases:

if(card>1 && card<7)
else if(card == 10 || card =='J' || card =='Q' || card =='K' || card =='A')
count --;

I also tried the following in an editor:

let card = 7;
console.log(card ==( 10 || "J"));  // logs false

However, the following solution doesn’t work

else if(card == (10 || 'J' || 'Q' || 'K' || 'A'))
count --;
  • This clears the test cases for count++ and when the card is 7,8,9.

  • But the cases where the count should decrease aren’t working.

it evaluates first inside the parenthesis, so card is compared with only one of the values, not with all of them

== compare with one value, there is no way to change this, doesn’t matter what you try

Got it. Thank you. :slight_smile: