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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Jalen Gonel
Jalen Gonel
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I think your challenge program has an error itself. It keeps telling me I am not using %s when I am.

I check the console to check for errors and it gives me none, yet I can't go on

// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("What is your name");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("Enter a verb");
System.out.printf("%s really %s this coding exercise.",name, pastTenseVerb);

I agree. I re-did the challenge, and this code should work, but it's not:

// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.

//task 1:
String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");

//task 2:
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("Enter a past tense verb:  ");

//task 3:
console.readLine("%s really %s this coding exercise", name, pastTenseVerb);

All it's saying is: ':heavy_multiplication_x:Bummer! Looks like you forgot to use the %s formatter'.

2 Answers

Try console.printf("%s really %s this coding exercise.", name, pastTenseVerb); for the last line.


AHA! you were saying System.out.println() instead of console.printf(). The problem was that System.out() doesn't do %s. And in my case, I had console.readLine() instead of console.printf().