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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

how do you compare two variables like numberOne and numberTwo?

I need to know how to do numberOne equals numberTwo

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.print("first is equal to second");
}

1 Answer

andren
andren
28,550 Points

Your code is extremely close. There are just three issues:

  1. You should not have a space between firstExample and equals.

  2. You need to wrap the argument to equals in parenthesis.

  3. You need to use console.printf to print stuff, not console.print.

Like this:

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