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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Bummer: Please make sure that you are following the format name really past Tense Verb described above

totally confused now ,

Multiple.java
// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("what is your name?  ");
console.printf("name");
String pastTenseVerb =console.readLine("pastTenseVerb");
console.printf("pastTenseVerb");
console.printf  (" %s   really pastTenseVerb  coding exercise");

2 Answers

alastair cooper
alastair cooper
28,199 Points
// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("what is your name?  ");
console.printf("%s", name);
String pastTenseVerb =console.readLine("pastTenseVerb");
console.printf("%s", pastTenseVerb);

The printf() function takes 2 (or more) arguments

arg 1 - the String, with placeholders (%s)

arg 2 (3,4,etc) - the variables to switch for the placeholder (in order)

so what should i type

alastair cooper
alastair cooper
28,199 Points

your final printf() statement should look like this

printf("%s really %s this coding exercise",name,pastTenseVerb);

the first argument is the string with 2 placeholders. the 2nd and 3rd arguments are the strings to substitute

make sure you include the declarations (above)