# magic 8 challenges

Coding challenges for the magic 8 tutorial

## Before we get started

Complete the following guided tutorial, and your code should look like this:

``````basic.showString("ASK A QUESTION")
basic.showNumber(8)
input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, () =>  {
basic.clearScreen()
let randomNumber = randint(0, 2)
if (randomNumber == 2) {
basic.showString("YES")
} else if (randomNumber == 1) {
basic.showString("NO")
} else {
basic.showString("I DON'T KNOW")

}
basic.showNumber(8)

})``````

## Challenge 1

Now let’s increase the number of responses the magic 8 ball can give. How about 5 responses instead? Let’s change the limit of `pick random` to 4.

``````basic.showString("ASK A QUESTION")
basic.showNumber(8)
input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, () =>  {
basic.clearScreen()
let randomNumber = randint(0, 4)
if (randomNumber == 2) {
basic.showString("YES")
} else if (randomNumber == 1) {
basic.showString("NO")
} else {
basic.showString("I DON'T KNOW")

}
basic.showNumber(8)

})``````

## Challenge 2

Now have the magic 8 ball respond “Try again” if randomNumber is 3.

``````basic.showString("ASK A QUESTION")
basic.showNumber(8)
input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, () => {
basic.clearScreen()
let randomNumber = randint(0, 4)
if (randomNumber == 3) {
basic.showString("TRY AGAIN")
} else if (randomNumber == 2) {
basic.showString("YES")
} else if (randomNumber == 1) {
basic.showString("NO")
} else {
basic.showString("I DON'T KNOW")
}
basic.showNumber(8)
})``````

## Challenge 3

Now what about if randomNumber is 4? Let’s have the magic 8 ball respond “Definitely!”.

``````basic.showString("ASK A QUESTION")
basic.showNumber(8)
input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, () => {
basic.clearScreen()
let randomNumber = randint(0, 4)
if (randomNumber == 4) {
basic.showString("DEFINATELY")
} else if (randomNumber == 3) {
basic.showString("TRY AGAIN")
} else if (randomNumber == 2) {
basic.showString("YES")
} else if (randomNumber == 1) {
basic.showString("NO")
}
else {
basic.showString("I DON'T KNOW")
}
basic.showNumber(8)
})``````

Challenge 4

Add 3 more responses so your magic 8 ball has 8 possible responses. Be creative!