FAQ: If Statements - Review

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How can I slim down my block selections?

I’m trying to pass the review exercise for this lesson, and I’m one move away from passing but I’m stuck because I ran out of block options. If I could use 2 more blocks then I would pass. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can slim down the selection that I have to make room for 2 more blocks?



If (same as you)
Else if (same as you)
Else - If space up is hedge move left
Else move up

5 blocks left.


Once I split if the problem into 2 parts “If Codey does not have the key” and “If Codey has the key” I was able to see how to create a main If/else for those conditions and then write the rest within one or the other.


Thanks for the great explanation. I must have run 100 iterations on this beast before using your split method and the space-up string. Once I watched it run it made perfect sense. Thanks!


I’m glad it helped. It took me forever myself to see how to split it up correctly.

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Thanks a lot. Have been trying for a long time. But then these steps made it all clear.Thanks for the help

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Excellent job with this one. Putting two if else inside another if else… i would have struggled with this one for weeks.