# JavaScript Comparison and Logical Operators

## Comparison Operators

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:Operator | Description | Example |
---|---|---|

== | 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

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:Operator | Description | Example |
---|---|---|

&& | and | (x < 10 && y > 1) is true |

|| | or | (x==5 || y==5) is false |

! | not | !(x==y) is true |

## Conditional Operator

JavaScript also contains a conditional operator that assigns a value to a variable based on some condition.

### Syntax

variablename=(condition)?value1:value2 |

### Example

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".
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