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## 8. Use Conditional Tests to Make Decisions

In This Chapter

Use the if statement for basic conditional tests

Test whether one value is greater than or less than another

Test whether two values are equal or unequal

Use else statements as the opposite of if statements

Chain several conditional tests together

Use the switch statement for complicated conditional tests

When you write a computer program, you provide the computer with a list of instructions called statements, and these instructions are followed to the letter. You can tell the computer to work out some unpleasant mathematical formulas, and it works them out. Tell it to display some information, and it dutifully responds.

There are times when you need the computer to be more ...

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