FAQ: Conditional Statements - If...Else Statements

This community-built FAQ covers the “If…Else Statements” exercise from the lesson “Conditional Statements”.

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Introduction To JavaScript

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The lesson says the else statements run if the condition is false. Is this to say that if statement conditions should always be true?

There is no rule that specifies that. We use if to test a condition, on the basis we don’t know what its state is.

if condition:
    # this is the branch for a truthy condition
    # the branch for anything not truthy

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