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

Java Basics Challenge Task 3 of 3 Treehouse is telling me to change <yourname>...so I do...ThenTreehouseTellsMeNotTo

the task is asking me to change <YOURNAME> using the string variable. So...I change it and Treehouse tells me not to change the console.printf. Is there something I'm missing? Am I supposed to add another line of code? Reset the code?

Here is my code:

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

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console

3 Answers

Deividas Strioga
Deividas Strioga
12,851 Points

Hey Eric, it seems you are missing first quote mark in the beginning of brackets, just before %.

I have the "" in the code.... Treehouse is still telling me the same thing. ( I missed the 1st " when I posted the question)

What did you do to pass 3 of 3?



Rory Wagner
Rory Wagner
2,593 Points

Is the 2nd piece of code from console onward, on a new line in the terminal? May be a formatting thing...

Brody Ricketts
Brody Ricketts
15,612 Points
// Task 2 of 3
String firstName = "Brody";

console.printf("Brody can code in Java!");
// Task 3 of 3
String firstName = "Brody";

console.printf("%s can code in Java!\n", firstName); // Remember to wrap your print line in quotes :) Happy coding.

These 2 blocks of code completed the challenge for me. Check for other syntactical errors or typos. Post your code using the information provided in the Markdown Cheatsheet and we will be able to better assist you.

Reference the Markdown Cheatsheet when posting code. Syntax coloring helps wonders when trying to debug as well as other debugging practices.