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

I'm getting this error message: Oops! It looks like Task 2 is no longer passing.

I can't move on.

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Rich";
console.printf(firstName, "%s can code in Java");

2 Answers

28,558 Points

When using printf the first argument is supposed to a string, and the second a value that should be embedded in the string, having them the other way around like you have in your code is not valid.

If you fix that issue like this:

String firstName = "Rich";
console.printf("%s can code in Java", firstName);

Then your code will work.

Saif Altaleb
Saif Altaleb
4,114 Points

I think you need it to be flipped to work like this

"console.printf("%s can code in Java!\n", firstName);"