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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Parsing Integers

Lance Woodstra
Lance Woodstra
1,237 Points

Create a new int variable that is named answer. Store the integer version of answerToLife in it.

I the error is saying that the problem is a symbol error in the answerToLife but I do not see the problem. Please help!!

ParsingInts.java
int answer = Integer.parseInt(answerToLife);
String answerToLife = "42";
Lance Woodstra
Lance Woodstra
1,237 Points

JavaTester.java:72: error: cannot find symbol int answer = Integer.parseInt(answerToLife); ^ symbol: variable answerToLife location: class JavaTester 1 error

1 Answer

Katie Tregubova
Katie Tregubova
13,925 Points

You need to flip statements:

String answerToLife = "42";
int answer = Integer.parseInt(answerToLife);

The root cause of your error is that the variable named answerToLife does not available before being declared, so you cannot use it.