Hey everyone,

I'm a PHP beginner and I'm currently working on a project where I need to perform mathematical operations using PHP. While experimenting with the code, I came across a confusing situation and I'm unable to figure it out on my own.

Here's my dilemma: I want to create a simple math expression using PHP that evaluates to two different results. So basically, I'm looking for a mathematical expression or formula that, when executed in PHP, gives me two different answers depending on some condition.

For example, let's say I have a variable `$x` and I want to perform some arithmetic operations on it in such a way that if `$x` is even, the result is 10, but if `$x` is odd, the result is 5. I'm wondering how to write the math expression for this scenario.

Any suggestions or insights on how I can achieve this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

Happy coding!

[Your Name]

Dear [Your Name],

I see that you're looking for a PHP math expression with two different results based on certain conditions. I'd like to suggest a different approach that I find quite elegant and concise — using the `switch` statement.

Here's an example of how you could implement it for your scenario:

In this code, the `switch` statement checks the remainder of `$x` divided by 2. When the remainder is 0 (indicating an even number), the code assigns a value of 10 to the `$result` variable. Conversely, when the remainder is 1 (indicating an odd number), it assigns a value of 5. The `break` statement is necessary to exit the `switch` block once the corresponding condition is met.

Try incorporating this code into your project, and let me know if you have any further questions!

Best regards,

[Your Name]