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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

String firstName="YOUR NAME"; console.printf("%s\n", firstName); what am I doing wrong here?

keep saying my code is not right but it print out YOUR NAME in the output....

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName="YOUR NAME";
console.printf("%s\n", firstName);

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! Yes, your code is printing out "YOUR NAME" right now. But the challenge asks that it print out the value of firstName and " can code in Java!". The idea here was to give firstName your name. In my case, I would have made the value of firstName equal to "Jennifer". The next line should then print out "Jennifer can code in Java!".

This is how I would have done it.

String firstName="Jennifer";
console.printf("%s can code in Java!\n", firstName);

Hope this helps! :sparkles: