Build "Rock, Paper, Scissors", it doesn't output winner


So the program completed as a success and wants me to move on to the next chapter, but it only returns the computerChoice (Line 9), not the winner.

Here is my code:

var userChoice = prompt(“Do you choose rock, paper or scissors?”);
var computerChoice = Math.random();
if (computerChoice < 0.34) {
computerChoice = “rock”;
} else if(computerChoice <= 0.67) {
computerChoice = “paper”;
} else {
computerChoice = “scissors”;
} console.log("Computer: " + computerChoice);
var compare = function (choice1, choice2) {
if(choice1 === choice2) {
return “The result is a tie”;
else if(choice1 === “rock”) {
if(choice2 === “scissors”) {
return “rock wins”;
else {
return “paper wins”;
else if(choice1 === “paper”) {
if(choice2 === “rock”) {
return “paper wins”;
else {
return “scissors wins”;
else if(choice1 === “scissors”) {
if(choice2 === “rock”){
return “rock wins”;
else {
return “scissors wins”;
console.log(compare(userChoice, computerChoice))};


check the last line
it should be
and no “};” at the end.

Hope this helps.


To be more clear here is the last lines of my code;

else if(choice1 === "scissors") { if(choice2 === "paper") { return "scissors wins"; } else { return "rock wins"; } } } compare(userChoice,computerChoice)


It did, thank you!!

Now I need to study and understand why. Thank you again!


I thought I’d need to do “console.log” to get it to return who wins. Why is that not the case?


Function itself prints the result with “return” command but that was not the error I think,
The problem was you wrote the last command which prints the result inside the last “}” (it belogs to if statement) and when you take it out of brackets { } it worked. :wink:

As you can see there are 3 closing brackets “}” in my code and 2 in your code (last one is after the console.log)

I am also a begginer so this is what I see…


Ah thank you. If I changed line 9 from console.log to document.write and did this inside an actual live HTML file, do you think that it would it work the same way?

Basically I want to show someone else my work.


I have no idea about it, sorry :neutral_face:


I think you can use labs to share and showcase your work.


Thank you again. I really appreciate your help.