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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Abdullah Nazeer
Abdullah Nazeer
239 Points

hi do you know what's wrong with my code?

// 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.");}

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.");}

1 Answer

Christopher Downie
Christopher Downie
2,546 Points

Change the firstExample.equals(secondExample)) use the == instead. so your code should look like this below;

String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";

if (firstExample == secondExample){
console.printf("first is equal to second");
} 

Hope this helps