Whats the different between two (`==`) and three (`===`) equal signs?

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It’ll be either because both have to be in common type before comparison. That doesn’t mean a or b looses it’s datatype . The conversion is only to effect symmetric comparison. Have a look at this link for more details regarding equality algorithms

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== compares the values but the === compares the types. in this case one is a number and the other a string

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In this very simplified explanation, I’d just like to note that === compares both type and values, not just data type.


Hi. I don’t know if this is related to this forum, but why are there parentheses around the comparison statement in the example on slide 4/11 in beginner JavaScript, Conditional Statements lessons?
This was the example:
if (hungerLevel > 7) { console.log(‘Time to eat!’); }
I wrote the statement without parentheses.

The correct syntax for conditional statements in JS is:

if (condition1) {
} else if (condition2) {
} else {

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when you use == operator you wanna say if the values of operand(both side) were equal , return true
no matter their type is equal or not . so this expression "1" == 1 would be true .
but in some cases we want to check if the values and the types were equal , then return true .
so "1" === 1 would be false . and 1 === 1 would be true

more examples :

console.log(1 == '1')  // true 
console.log(""==0)  // true . because string with no value always equal to 0

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So this means that the === compares both the variable, as well as the data type?

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If by variable you mean value, yes.

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Thanks much, perfectly explained!

This article is extremely helpfull and easy to understand, thanks for sharing!

I think that is good idea to write in English, otherwise we will not be able to understand you and help you.

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Can you please explain why 1 == true is true?

console.log(1 == true) // output: true

0 and 1 are type ‘number’ but in a Boolean expression, 0 casts to false and 1 casts to true

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It has also to do with the double == as opposed to triple ===, the latter of which is strict while the other is loose and coerces a boolean from the numbers.

1 == true     //  true    =>  coercive

1 === true    //  false   =>  non-coercive

Great. Thanks! Awesome explanation.

Really not that hard, but some mystery makes us demotivate! thank you for so helpful info :blush: