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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

I don't know whats wrong

What am I doing wrong

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample.equalsIgnorCase(secondExample)); {
  console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case");

1 Answer

Samuel Ferree
Samuel Ferree
31,722 Points

You have a semi-colon at the end of your if statement's conditional, and you've left out an 'e' in the method call to equalsIgnoreCase

if (firstExample.equalsIgnorCase(secondExample)); { // <- your line 4
if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase(secondExample)) { // <- correct line 4

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