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Ruby – If-Else Statements and other conditional statements

Here’s a simply if-else statement:

[ruby]
a_number = 15

if a_number > 10
puts "this is a big number"
else
puts "this is a small number"
end

# the above outputs: "this is a big number"
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Another way to write the above is to capture the if-else statements output into a variable like this:

[ruby]
a_number = 15

result = if a_number > 10
"this is a big number"
else
"this is a small number"
end

puts result

# the above outputs: "this is a big number"

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