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I am not very clear on the instruction

RandomTest.java
```Random randomGenerator = new Random();
int randomNumber = randomGenerator.nextInt(10);
int intAsString = randomNumber =  "";
```

Hi there, For the last question, "Declare a String variable named intAsString. Convert the randomNumber integer to a String value and store it in the intAsString variable. Hint: "Moosh" them together like in the video!"...

First we declare a String:

```String
```

then we name it intAsString:

```String intAsString
```

then we use the equals sign to denote that we are setting that variable to something:

```String intAsString =
```

then we "set it to something", in this case converting randomNumber, an integer, to a String, starting with the data type, Integer...

```String intAsString = Integer
```

then we add a period to call the method "toString" which converts that int to a String:

```String intAsString = Integer.toString();
```

and finally we pass in the parameter of our variable, randomNumber:

```String intAsString = Integer.toString(randomNumber);
```

That last line of code should work. I'm still learning as well, so if someone else reads this and finds a mistake or can suggest a better way to articulate things, please let me know. Thanks!

Hi Peter,

You're close.

The `intAsString` variable should have a `String` datatype, not an `int`

Also, you put a second equal sign which should have been a plus sign. You want to add the number to the empty string so that the number will be converted into a string.

```String intAsString = randomNumber + "";
```

Hi Peter,

Can that method be considered as a best practice ?

Thanks