Basic JavaScript: Counting Cards. Please Help!

Basic JavaScript: Counting Cards. Please Help!


Tell us what’s happening:

Your code so far

var count = 0;
function cc(card) {
  // Only change code below this line
  if(card >= 2 && card <= 6){
    return count + 'Bet';
  }else if(card >= 7 && card <= 9){
    count += 0;
    return count + 'Hold';
  }else if(card = 10 || 'J' || 'Q' || 'K' || 'A'){
    return count + 'Hold';
  if(card > 0){
    return count + 'Bet';
    return count + 'Hold';
  return count;
  // 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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count++ in the following line, do the same thing as count += 1. Thank you @snowmonkey for correcting the mistake.

The problem in the following lines here is that you are assigning number 10 to card. In JS: = is used for assignment and == or === are used for comparison. I suppose you already know the difference between == and ===. (If you have no idea, let me know.)

The second problem is that you are using the operator || but after that there’s no comparison, you should here try to compare card again with J, Q, K and A: …|| card == 'J' || card == 'Q'… etc.

Then the following code is going to be with no use, unless, you try to check whether count > 0, count == 0 and else you output the right string.

Of course, if you do this then, you should take off the return statements in the else ifs of the previous code.

I hope this was useful,
and it’s up to you now to figure out how to fix these and come up with a better solution. (Let us know if you have anything new, I will be happy to help you further.)


So a small correction: count +=1 and count++ return the same value. The latter is referred to as a ‘post-fix increment operator’.


Thank you all. I solved the problem.


Good Luck & Happy Coding.