# Comparison with the Strict Inequality Operator help

Comparison with the Strict Inequality Operator help
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:

``````// Setup
function testStrictNotEqual(val) {
// Only Change Code Below this Line

if (val) {
17 !== 17;
// Only Change Code Above this Line

return "Not Equal";
}
return "Equal";
}

// Change this value to test
testStrictNotEqual(17);
``````

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https://www.freecodecamp.org/challenges/comparison-with-the-strict-inequality-operator

I’ve going crazy with this bc i feel it’s so easy and i just can’t figure it out. I don’t know what’s wrong with my code, especially since i’ve tried several ways, like 17 !== ‘17’; 17 !== 17; 17 !== 10; etc.
testStrictNotEqual(17) should return “Equal” <- this has an ‘x’ of wrong
testStrictNotEqual(“17”) should return “Not Equal” <- this says it’s good
testStrictNotEqual(12) should return “Not Equal” <- good
testStrictNotEqual(“bob”) should return “Not Equal” <- good
You should use the !== operator <- wrong

#2

Let’s break it down the requirements:

Add the strict inequality operator to the if statement so the function will return “Not Equal” when val is not strictly equal to 17

So you want to return `not equal` when `val is not 17`.

By writing this:

``````17 !== 17;
``````

You are not testing if value is not 17, you are always testing if 17 is not 17, no matter which value I pass.

Also the checking condition should be in the if statement,
that’s how you want your function to work:

``````  if val is not 17 {
return "Not Equal";
}
``````

#3

// Setup
function testNotEqual(val) {
if (99!=2) { // Change this line
return “Not Equal”;
}
return “Equal”;
}

// Change this value to test
testNotEqual(99);

// Setup
function testNotEqual(val) {
if (“99!”=“2”) { // Change this line
return “Not Equal”;
}
return “Equal”;
}

// Change this value to test
testNotEqual(“99”);

// Setup
function testNotEqual(val) {
if (12) { // Change this line
return “Not Equal”;
}
return “Equal”;
}

// Change this value to test
testNotEqual(12);

// Setup
function testNotEqual(val) {
if (“12”) { // Change this line
return “Not Equal”;
}
return “Equal”;
}

// Change this value to test
testNotEqual(“12”);