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How would you answer this? would you use .equals?
trying to figure out what to fill in the blank
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.