Dragon Slaying First if Statement Wrong Hint?!


Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this? I tried for a long time and it still didn't work and I checked it and it was exactly the same as the hint then I just copied and pasted the answer and yet it STILL DIDN'T WORK! Please tell me what's wrong and why the answer doesn't work!
var slaying = false;
var youHit = Math.floor(Math.random()*2);
var damageThisRound = Math.floor(Math.random()*5 + 1);
var totalDamage = 0;

while(slaying) {
if (youHit) {
console.log("You hit!");
} else {
console.log("You missed!");
slaying = false;

This is the error: "Make sure you log a message to the console to let the player knows if (s)he won or lost!" But I'm pretty sure I did!



Have a look at how a WHILE-loop works....

What they are trying to achieve,
that you are able to use a while-loop.

             point of entry
             in while-loop
 ->  while ( condition===true )   -->EXIT--->if condition===false
|       {  // begin of while-code-block  
|          // your code that will be executed 
|          //       as long as while-condition === true
^<- - - } //end of while-code-block, 
                     while-condition is checked again !!

They give you the code:

var understand = true;

	console.log("I'm learning while loops!");
	//Change the value of 'understand' here!
	understand=false;   //<<== you make sure

1 You assign true to the variable understand

2 The while-statement -tests the condition-,
--which is the variable understand with its value being true
3 Access is granted to the while-code-block
4 console.log("I'm learning while loops!"); is executed.
5 assignment of the false value to the variable understand
6 END of while-code-block is reached,
goto 2 //The while-statement -tests the condition-, understand

As understand renders to false,
the while will NOT execute its body,
and will EXIT.


google search
== the Book ==
javascript while site:developer.mozilla.org

== discussions / opinions ==
javascript while vs do while site:stackoverflow.com

== guidance ==


Ooooooooooh! Oops, I didn't see that :blush:


your variable "slaying" should declare to "true" and NOT "false" Try !


No, it says many times that it must be false. Plus I'm pretty sure that's wrong because I figured it out (thanks to leonhard) and that didn't have anything to do with it. Thanks anyway, though!


Curios how you made variable slaying to false and be able to execute while loop. Can you post your code how you code to sole the problem? I coded mine with declaring variable slaying to true and pass the code !<img src="//codecademy-discourse.s3.amazonaws.com/original/4X/f/4/8/f48fd2fa1be629bead5405e2cec2417fddf78aa3.png" width="690" height="431">