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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

What is wrong ?

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

3 Answers

Dane Parchment
Dane Parchment
Treehouse Moderator 11,003 Points

You capitalized the variable SecondExample (Remember variables name are case sensative, your are referring to a variable that currently doesn't exist) first of all, and second of all you should create and initiate the variables before the actual if statement so it should be like:

String firstExample = "hello"; 
String secondExample = "hello"; 
String thirdExample = "HELLO";

Hope that helps.!

You're using the variable secondExample before it has been declared. You'll need to move your if statement below the variable declarations. Also you've capitalized "SecondExample", it should be "secondExample".

I fixed what you said but it still tell me it is wrong


It needs to be in this format. It worked for me! Make sure secondExample has no quotations in it. if(firstExample.equals(secondExample)) { console.printf("first is equal to second"); }