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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Refresher

How would you answer this? would you use .equals?

trying to figure out what to fill in the blank

The one I think you are struggling with would be the .contains() method

1 Answer

You need to fill contains() in the blank.

.equals() checks whether a string is exactly equal to another whereas .contains() checks whether a word or even part of it is present in the string.

Eg. for .contains()

String someWords = "I like grapes, mangoes and cherries";

Now to check whether above string contains a particular word say, 'mangoes' You will use .contains() like this:


Eg. for .equals()

String favFruit = "mango";

Now if you want to check if the string contains exactly the word(s) you want then you use .equals()


Both .contains() and .equals() return a boolean value.