Published Mar 11, 2022Updated Feb 26, 2023
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A boolean holds a true or false value and are mostly used in conditional statements to control a program’s flow of execution. This data type is named after George Boole, a 19th century English logician.

Some languages use comparison operators such as:

  • >= and <=, for “greater than” and “less than”, respectively.
  • == and is or != and not to test for equality and inequality, respectively.

Other languages may use a combination of “falsy” values (e.g. "", null, or 0) and “truthy” values such as 1.

JavaScript Example

The following example uses a comparison operator to return true or false based on the evaluation of the given statement. Then, a JavaScript conditional is used to determines whether the if or else code block will run:


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