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ericksong91

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# Reviewing Javascript Comparisons

Hi y'all,

This is where I'm going to be taking some notes on specific Comparison operators in Javascript. Typing this out will help me remember the specifics and may also be useful to you as a reference sheet! I will also be attempting to transliterate what the code is saying to make it easier to read.

## Equality and Inequality Operators

The Strict Equality Operator (===)
Equal without any type conversions

``````60 === 60;
// 60 (number) is strictly equal to 60 (number)
> true

60 === "60";
// 60 (number) is strictly equal to 60 (string)
> false

``````

The Strict Inequality Operator (!==)
Unequal without any type conversions

``````60 !== 60;
// 60 (number) is strictly not equal to 60 (number)
> false

60 !== "60";
// 60 (number) is strictly not equal to 60 (string)
> true
``````

The Loose Equality Operator (==)
Equal with any type conversions (with extra examples)

*Extra examples aren't necessarily accurate but they're true in the confines of the coding language

``````60 == "60";
// 60 (number) is loosely equal to 60 (string)
> true

true == 1;
// true is loosely equal to 1 (number)
> true

"0" == false;
// 0 (string) is loosely equal to false
> true

null == undefined;
// null is loosely equal to undefined
> true

" " == 0;
// Empty Quotations is loosely equal to 0 (number)
> true
``````

The Loose Inequality Operator (!=)
Inequal with any type conversions

``````60 != "60";
// 60 (number) is not equal to 60 (string)
> false

61 != 60;
// 61 (number) is not equal to 60 (number)
> true

``````

## Relational Operators

• greater than (>)
• greater than or equals (>=)
• less than (<)
• less than or equals (<=)

*Important to note that Javascript will attempt to convert strings into numbers here

*For the last example, note that if both sides of the inequality are strings, it will only compare them lexicographically (left to right, by each character). It will NOT convert the whole string into a number.

``````70 > "60";
// 70 (number) is greater than 60 (string)
> true

70 >= 70;
// 70 (number) is greater than or equal to 70 (number)
> true

70 < "80";
// 70 (number) is less than 80 (string)
> true

70 <= "71";
// 70 (number) is less than or equal to 71 (string)
> true

"70" > "8";
// 70 (string) is greater than 8 (string)
> false (see note above)

``````

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