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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Looping Until the Value Passes

Question about isInvalidWord variable.

I noticed the code in the video is:

isInvalidWord = (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk"));

with parenthesis around the value. So, in the "if ()" statement, it would be:

if ( (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")) )

Is that correct? I tried removing the outer parenthesis when defining isInvalidWord and the code worked the same. So do extra parenthesis not matter? Could I write:

if (((((noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk"))))))

and it would still work?

27,258 Points

yes, as long as you have the same number of opening and closing parentheses.

rdaniels ok, thank you!