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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Caleb Newell
Caleb Newell
12,510 Points

firstExample equal to secondExapmle

Add an if statement that checks to see if firstExample is equal to secondExample. If it is, print out "first is equal to second".

I got lost. Can anyone help me out here?

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 = secondExample)  {
  console.printf("first os equal to second");
}  

1 Answer

Sure thing, it looks like the problem is the use of the assignment "=" equals sign versus the equality check "==" in your if statement.

Also the String function has a built in method that you will use in Java quite a bit .equals

So for this example you could use:

if ( firstExample.equals(secondExample)

This would return true as well.