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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Kelvin Spencer
Kelvin Spencer
1,742 Points

Not Formatted Correctly?

Please make sure that you are following the format __name__ really __pastTenseVerb__ described above

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

String name = console.readLine("Whats you name?  ");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("pastTenseVerb:  ");


console.printf("%s", name, " really %s", pastTenseVerb," this coding exercise.");
Kelvin Spencer
Kelvin Spencer
1,742 Points

This solved it using brackets around %s

console.printf("<%s>", name, " really <%s>", pastTenseVerb," this coding exercise.");

1 Answer

When you do printf you need one String with a placeholder for each variable you intend to replace the placeholders with as the first parameter, and then the variables as the remaining parameters. Here there are two variables, so printf needs three parameters: one String and two variables:

String name = console.readLine("Whats you name?  ");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("pastTenseVerb:  ");
console.printf("%s really %s this coding exercise.", name, pastTenseVerb);
Kelvin Spencer
Kelvin Spencer
1,742 Points

Ahh this helps, thank you! This is what i wanted to do.