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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Having trouble using if statements and equals(boolean) to complete an objective.

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

And this is the pre written code: String firstExample = "hello"; String secondExample = "hello"; String thirdExample = "Hello";

And this is my code: if (firstExample.equals("secondExample")) { console.printf("first is equal to second"); }

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.equals("secondExample")) {
        console.printf("first is equal to second");
        System.exit(0);
      }

1 Answer

Kent Åsvang
Kent Åsvang
18,823 Points

The problem is that you are passing the actual string to the equals-method, rather than the variable 'secondExample'. Remove the double quotes and you should be just fine.