Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Add an if statement that checks to see if firstExample is equal to secondExample. If it is, print out "first is equal to

Add an if statement that checks to see if firstExample is equal to secondExample. If it is, print out "first is equal to second". Bummer: There is a compiler error. Please click on preview to view your syntax errors! RestartPreviewGet HelpRecheck work

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. String firstExample = "hello"; String secondExample = "hello"; if (firstExample = secondExample){ console.printf("first is equal to second. ");

String thirdExample = "HELLO";

Equality.java
// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
if (firstExample = secondExample){
console.printf("first is equal to second.  ");

String thirdExample = "HELLO";

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,717 Points

A few issues stand out at first glance:

  • a single "=" is an assignment operator, not a comparison
  • strings should be compared using their special method instead of an operator
  • the code body of the conditional has a starting brace ({) but the matching ending one (}) seems to be missing

Thank you Steven. the braces were missing and comparison equals were also needed not the operator. it worked.