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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Joseph Harker
Joseph Harker
780 Points

Cannot find out why the code does not work! HELP!!

Here is the question,

Add another if statement that checks if the firstExample is equal ignoring case to thirdExample. If it, is print out "first and third are the same ignoring case".

It says there are bugs. Can anyone spot problems?

Equality.java
// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";

if(firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase("HELLO"))
{
console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case");
}

2 Answers

Giovanni Esposito
Giovanni Esposito
7,818 Points

Hi Joseph Harker,

Try using thirdExample variable instead of "HELLO".

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,717 Points

It says "add another" if statement but I can only see one in your code. Try adding the second if statement below the first. Use both the equals and the equalsIgnoreCase methods!