FAQ: Learn Python - Conditionals & Control Flow - How the Tables Have Turned

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# Make me true!
bool_one = 3 < 5  # We already did this one for you!

# Make me false!
bool_two = 2 != 2 

# Make me true!
bool_three = 4+1> 1

# Make me false!
bool_four = 2>2

# Make me true!
bool_five = 4>= 1 

why wont this pass , im confused

i would use spaces around the comparison operators for readability:

bool_four = 2 > 2

other then that, your code runs fine:

Why does it give an error when I put 2**2 == 2**(-2) but not for 2**2 == (-2)**2 ?

what do you define as error? I get a boolean value for both this math operations

Hello people, I don’t understand one thing: why in the world are we not supposed to close the value of this boolean variable inside quotes, i mean isn’t it supposed to be a string as well?

no, its suppose to be Boolean. Boolean is a primary data type in python

I forgot the comparators and there meanings, what are they?

What is the meaning of the word? To compare is to look for and find similarities and/or differences between two things.

We have one kind of comparison that looks for similarity. The double equal sign

a == b

will be true if a and b are the same. This is equality. It will be true no matter which order since they are the same.

The opposite of equality is inequality and that group contains four operators,

a < b

where a is less than b, or a comes before b; and,

a > b

where a is greater than b, or a comes after b; and the following leave open the door for equality…

a <= b

a less than OR equal to b; and,

a >= b

a greater than OR equal to b. The above two are partial inequalities because of the possibly of equality.

Inequalities are generally only true in one order. Unless there is equality, the terms cannot be switched around.

There are other types of comparison using logical operators but that will follow shortly. Learn how to use and to write the above and you won’t forget them again.

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Can someone explain to me what’s wrong here?

Line 13 is true; 5 is not equal to 3 is a truthy expression. To make it a false expression the it would be, 5 === 3.

Oh my word. It would help a lot if I paid attention to the statement… What a stupid error. Thanks mate. This resolves my frustration!

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