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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

Sofien Braham
Sofien Braham
202 Points

Hello, what means "Please make sure you leave your printf statement intact"?

the code works and I don't understand what's wrong

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Sofien";
console.printf ("%s can code in Java!\n", firstName);

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Your code will pass challenge 2 but not challenge 3. And this is odd, but what it wants is for you to remove the space between the printf and the parentheses. Technically, it shouldn't have passed challenge 2 :)

Here's what its' looking for:

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Sofien";
console.printf ("%s can code in Java!\n", firstName);  //Note that there's no space between printf and the parentheses