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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Receiving Input

Error 10

MY code is : import java.io.Console;

public class Introductions {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    // Welcome to the Introductions program!  Your code goes below here
  String firstName = console.readLine("what is your name? ");
  //another
        console.printf("%s is learning java\n"), firstName;

} }

ERRRRRROR:

Introductions.java:10: error: ';' expected
console.printf("%s is learning java\n"), firstName;
^
Introductions.java:10: error: not a statement
console.printf("%s is learning java\n"), firstName;

1 Answer

Tabatha Trahan
Tabatha Trahan
19,040 Points

Try putting the variable firstName in the parentheses surrounding the arguments you passed to printf :

console.printf("%s is learning Java\n", firstName);