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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

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I can't figure out why this code is not working. Something in the first line of it?

// 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. \n\n");

1 Answer

The compiler error Treehouse provided (if you click Preview) is:

JavaTester.java:109: error: ')' expected
if (firstExample.equals("secondExample"){
1 error

One closing parenthesis is not enough. The one closing parenthesis closes only the equals method call, but you also have to close the parenthesis right after the if.