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

Wilson Luciano
Wilson Luciano
1,228 Points

Now replace <YOUR NAME> in the console.printf expression with the firstName variable using the string formatter?

I know the string variable is %s but when I change my name and enter the variable is giving me an error.

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Wilson" ;
console.printf("Hello, my name is Wilson") ;
console.printf("<Wilson> can code in Java") ;

3 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Challenges are very picky. Try not to do anything it doesn't explicitly ask for. In your code you have an extra printf statement. I removed that statement and then edited your last line and it passes the challenge. Take a look at what it wants:

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

The format needs to be: printf("Hello, my name is %s", firstName);

Wilson Luciano
Wilson Luciano
1,228 Points

I did it that way but is not working: Error, Make sure you add the %s formatter

Wilson Luciano
Wilson Luciano
1,228 Points

Thanks Jennifer, that was the issue.