# FAQ: Functions - Practice With Functions

This community-built FAQ covers the “Practice With Functions” exercise from the lesson “Functions”.

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why does
function getSmallerValue(a, b)
if a < b then
return a
end
return b
end

work, like can someone explain why this works

What language is this? Please post a link to the exercise page where that code works.

``````function getSmallerValue(a, b)
if a < b then
return a
end
return b
end
``````