# Lesson 8 Help (What if choice one is scissors.)

#1

[What I'm Stuck On]

SyntaxError: Unexpected token else

``````/*var userChoice = prompt("Do you choose rock, paper or scissors?");
var computerChoice = Math.random();
if (computerChoice < 0.34) {
computerChoice = "rock";
} else if(computerChoice <= 0.67) {
computerChoice = "paper";
} else {
computerChoice = "scissors";
} console.log("Computer: " + computerChoice);*/
var compare = function (choice1,choice2){
if (choice1 === choice2) {
return "The result is a tie!";
}
else if (choice1 === "rock"){

if (choice2 === "scissors"){
return "rock wins";
}
else {
return "paper wins"
}
}
else if (choice1 === "paper"){
if (choice2 === "rock");
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}

else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "rock");
}
else {
return "rock wins";}

else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "paper");
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}

}``````

#2

Hello @awesomefacexdxd,

Where you are going wrong is with the structure of your if statements! You are putting a semicolon after the if statement... however you are meant to put an opening curly brace.

``````if (/* Some Condition */) ; // WRONG
if (/* Some Condition */) {
// Body...
} // CORRECT``````

Fix up your code... and you shall be fine!

#3

I fixed those and it still gives me the same error /*var userChoice = prompt("Do you choose rock, paper or scissors?");
var computerChoice = Math.random();
if (computerChoice < 0.34) {
computerChoice = "rock";
} else if(computerChoice <= 0.67) {
computerChoice = "paper";
} else {
computerChoice = "scissors";
} console.log("Computer: " + computerChoice);*/
var compare = function (choice1,choice2){
if (choice1 === choice2) {
return "The result is a tie!";
}
else if (choice1 === "rock"){

``````if (choice2 === "scissors"){
return "rock wins";
}
else {
return "paper wins"
}``````

}
else if (choice1 === "paper"){
if (choice2 === "rock"){
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}

else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "rock"){
}
else {
return "rock wins";}

``````  else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "paper"){
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}``````

}

#4

Hello again!

Can you repost your code... but this time can you wrap it around in three backticks

`````````
//code goes here
`````````

#5

``````var userChoice = prompt("Do you choose rock, paper or scissors?");
var computerChoice = Math.random();
if (computerChoice < 0.34) {
computerChoice = "rock";
} else if(computerChoice <= 0.67) {
computerChoice = "paper";
} else {
computerChoice = "scissors";
} console.log("Computer: " + computerChoice);
var compare = function (choice1,choice2){
if (choice1 === choice2) {
return "The result is a tie!";
}
else if (choice1 === "rock"){

if (choice2 === "scissors"){
return "rock wins";
}
else {
return "paper wins"
}
}
else if (choice1 === "paper"){
if (choice2 === "rock"){
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}

else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "rock"){
}
else {
return "rock wins";}

else if (choice1 === "scissors"){
if (choice2 === "paper"){
}
else {
return "Scissors wins";}

}
compare (userChoice, computerChoice);``````

#6

Hello!

It seems you have two `else if()` branches.. both of them just checking whether choice 1 is scissors... inside of the `else if ()` branch.. if you erase them and add the relevant else statements... then your code shall work properly

#7

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