Comparison Operators Comparison operators are used in logical statements to determine equality or difference between variables or values. G...
Comparison operators are used in logical statements to determine equality or difference between variables or values.
Given that x=5, the table below explains the comparison operators:
|==||is equal to||x==8 is false|
|===||is exactly equal to (value and type)||x===5 is true |
x==="5" is false
|!=||is not equal||x!=8 is true|
|>||is greater than||x>8 is false|
|<||is less than||x<8 is true|
|>=||is greater than or equal to||x>=8 is false|
|<=||is less than or equal to||x<=8 is true|
How Can it be Used
Comparison operators can be used in conditional statements to compare values and take action depending on the result:
if (age<18) document.write("Too young");
You will learn more about the use of conditional statements in the next chapter of this tutorial.
Logical operators are used to determine the logic between variables or values.
Given that x=6 and y=3, the table below explains the logical operators:
|&&||and||(x < 10 && y > 1) is true|
|||||or||(x==5 || y==5) is false|
|!||not||!(x==y) is true|
|greeting=(visitor=="PRES")?"Dear President ":"Dear ";|
If the variable visitor has the value of "PRES", then the variable greeting will be assigned the value "Dear President " else it will be assigned "Dear".