Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

Fayliette Lewis
Fayliette Lewis
466 Points

I am unclear of what challenge task 2 wants me to type. My output is right, but it's saying my code is wrong.

This is what the instructions say (Call the printf method on the console object and make it write out "<YOUR NAME> can code in Java!"). I typed (console.printf (firstName);)

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
176,321 Points

That code would certainly print out your name, but the instructions want you to print your name followed by the phrase " can code in Java!" — so you still need to add those words to the output.

You might want to make use of printf's ability to substitute variable contents into spots in literal strings marked by special tokens.

Fayliette Lewis
Fayliette Lewis
466 Points

realized that's what I was doing wrong. Thanks!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
176,321 Points

Fayliette Lewis — Glad to help. You can mark a question solved by choosing a "best answer".
And happy coding!