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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Shaik Asad
Shaik Asad
3,495 Points

I don't get it. it still says Bummer! Make sure you are using `equalsIgnoreCase` on the `firstExample` variable and use

what is the point?

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.equalsIgnoreCase("hello")){
  console.printf("first and third are the same by ignoring cases");
}

1 Answer

Hi there,

You want to compare firstExample to thirdExample using the equalsIgnoreCase() method. You've compared firstExample to a string literal of "hello". So, pass thirdExample into the equalsIgnoreCase() method - don't use inverted commas, though! Chain the method onto firstExample using dot notation.

Also, you need to leave the code from the first part of the challenge in place else the second part won't pass. Don't overwrite or delete any code - just add the second task to the bottom.

Steve.