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

On challenge task 3 of 3: My answer is: console.printf ("%s can code in Java!", firstName). Am I doing this right???

On challenge task 3 of 3 for the Name.java questions, my answer appears to be unacceptable. I'm wondering what am I doing wrong after reviewing the video several times.

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName = "Brandon";
console.printf ("Brandon can code in Java!");

console.printf ("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

Thanks! I also figured out that there shouldn't be a space between console.printf and the open parenthesis. Thanks again.

The whitespace between printf and the parenthesis should not matter.

String firstName = "Brandon";
console.printf ("%s can code in Java!", firstName);
// is the same as 
console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

1 Answer

They want you to surround your name in ">" and "<".

They are expecting the output string "<Brandon> can code in Java!" using %s and not hard-coded.