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The boolean 'False'

I was doing ruby challenge and I failed a question which asked what the value of false was!After the challenge i discovered false evaluates to truth soo... Why does the boolean 'false' evaluate to truth in ruby?

27th Nov 2017, 2:47 PM
᠌᠌Brains[Abidemi]
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@Brains it must have been : As a string "false" is : correct ans is : truthy.
27th Nov 2017, 3:37 PM
Swapnil Srivastava
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@🌞 Brains In Ruby only false & nil are falsey , everything else is truthy ..😊😊😊 the que u r referring in that false is taken as string "false". so its truthy😎😎😎 I hope u start challenging me in Ruby😎 bro...!! I will solve all ur doubts 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
28th Dec 2017, 6:27 PM
🌛DT🌜
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if "false" is taken as string it's truthy if false is taken as boolean it's false.
27th Nov 2017, 6:35 PM
Uttam
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Jimmy I know it's you Victor sooo....
27th Nov 2017, 3:40 PM
᠌᠌Brains[Abidemi]
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You are the dumbest friend I have😂😂you open an account and immediately the first thing you do is comment on my post?and you think I wouldn't suspect?FAIL
27th Nov 2017, 3:54 PM
᠌᠌Brains[Abidemi]
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ok
28th Nov 2017, 6:59 AM
Sid
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that helped a lot
28th Nov 2017, 7:00 AM
Sid
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thanks
28th Nov 2017, 7:00 AM
Sid
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I've cleared my challenge history
27th Nov 2017, 2:57 PM
᠌᠌Brains[Abidemi]
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ohhh...
28th Nov 2017, 6:46 AM
Sid
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in one of the questions that I did, it said the opposite. Maybe the question was wrong
28th Nov 2017, 6:47 AM
Sid
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No. Question was not wrong.
28th Nov 2017, 6:48 AM
Uttam
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28th Nov 2017, 6:49 AM
Uttam
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Well, there are two objects in Ruby that evaluates to false. 1) nil 2) false (as a boolean value) I suppose that in challenge there is about "false" string, which evaluates to true. This is tricky question, but still valid, and even cool imo :)
28th Nov 2017, 5:13 AM
Jakub Miziński
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Apart from true and false, if you try to evaluate something that is not a boolean, ruby will treat them as truthy and falsey. Only false and nil are falsey, everything else is truthy. The boolean false is obviously false, but if it is a string “false”, then ruby treats it as truthy.
29th Dec 2017, 5:04 AM
Arfaan
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@Deoanshu Thakur Sorry if you don’t like me always challenging you 😅I don’t know why but I like to challenge someone who is better than me. If you think I am spamming and disturbing you, please let me know. I will stop challenging you then 😀
29th Dec 2017, 5:06 AM
Arfaan
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@sid you are wrong "true" = truthy "false" = truthy
28th Nov 2017, 6:46 AM
Uttam
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"false" = truthy "true" = falsey
28th Nov 2017, 6:44 AM
Sid
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