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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

Need Help:Using the printf method, display a message that says, "First name: ", followed by the first name that the user

Im stuck in Java basics, challenge 3 task 3 of 4

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console.
String firstName = console.readLine ("Cody");
String lastName = console.readLine ("Gonzales"); 
console.printf("First name: " );

1 Answer

Balazs Peak
Balazs Peak
46,160 Points

I'm not allowed to flat-out tell you the solution, but I give you this: you have to use concatenation operator, and you have to use it inside the parentheses of the printf function, right after the "First name: ".

If you've missed the concatenation operator from the video, just use Google, like searching for "Java concatenation". If you decide to walk this path and master programming, you will be using search engines a lot. :)

I hope this helps! Much love!

Thank you very much for your answer Balazs! I'll use your info for sure. I am just starting on my adventure into learning programming, so this is all very new to me. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


Balazs Peak
Balazs Peak
46,160 Points

You are most welcome! You can pick me up on facebook and ask me anytime! Just click on my name or something like that, and you can find my profile, where my facebook will be displayed!