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Matthew Francis
Matthew Francis
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Newbie - Syntax of if statements

Odd how this code won't work, any ideas why? it works if I repace the if statement with something like System.out.println(...);

public class HelloWorld{
        int numone = 1;
        int numtwo = 2;
        public void method(){
            if(numone == 1 && numtwo ==2){
            if(int numone ==1){
     public static void main(String []args){
        System.out.println("Hello World");
        HelloWorld nHello = new HelloWorld();

1 Answer

I think what is happening is that your second if statement has a int inside the condition. Java is looking at that as if you are trying to declare a new variable. Try taking it out.