# Else-if Condition

In the last exercise, we learned basic if-else conditions. If you need a quick refresher, you can review Conditional statements.

In this section, we’ll expand to introduce a new condition called “elif”.

### Elif Condition

Elif Keyword represents the “else-if” condition. A real world example would be: If I am really hungry, I will eat a cake, else if I am only a little hungry, I will have an apple, else I won’t eat anything. You can see it is used when you want to try another condition if the first one is not true.

# This is the basic elif syntax
if expression:
statement(s)
elif expression:
statement(s)
else:
statement(s)


#### Let’s see an example

# This is an example
if 1 > 3:
print('1>3')
elif 1 == 3:
print('1=3')
else:
print('1<3')


Since we can see that the first statement, 1 greater than 3, is false, it evaluates to false. The inside of the if statement will not be executed then. We will then evaluate the elif statement, 1 is equal to 3, which also evaluates to false. The inside of the elif will not be executed. So what is in else will be printed.

### Warning: elif is different from if

#### Example A

# This is Example A of two if statements
if 1 == 1:
print('1=1')
if 3 == 3:
print('3=3')
else:
print('wrong')


Example A will print out:

1 = 1
3 = 3


#### Example B

# This is Example of elif statements
if 1 == 1:
print('1=1')
elif 3 == 3:
print('3=3')
else:
print('wrong')


Example B will print out:

1 = 1


In Example A we will evaluate the first if statement (1==1) to be true. The inside of first if statement will be executed then. We will then evaluate second if statement (3==3) to be true as well. The inside of second if statement will also be executed.

In Example B we will evaluate the first if statement (1==1) to be true. Then the rest part of elif and else will not be evaluated since if is already correct.

#### Challenge

Can you utilize the knowledge you learnt in Python-Basics-booleans to make your own example for elif? You may want to review boolean to finish this challenge.