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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Mark Worrall
Mark Worrall
538 Points

Really not understanding what I have done wrong here! please help.

The error seems to occur at the end of console.printf but I have tried amending it in a few ways with no success.

Multiple.java
// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("What is your name?:  ");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("Give me a past tense verb:  "); 

console.printf = ("Hey, did you hear that %s totally %s that guys house!!", name, pastTenseVerb);

Remove the '=' after the "printf" - it shouldn't be there.

3 Answers

Stephen Tauro
Stephen Tauro
4,110 Points

Hey Mark, when we call a method we don't use a equal sign or "=" to tell the method to perform a certain task. Rather it is directly written the way Jeremy has written. The "=" sign is used to assign values to variables and strings. If you don't know what method means then check the following link for its definition. http://mathbits.com/MathBits/Java/Methods/Lesson1.htm

Here printf is a method called of the console.

Remove the " = " after the "printf" - it shouldn't be there. It should be:

console.printf("Hey, did you hear that %s totally %s that guys house!!", name, pastTenseVerb);
Mark Worrall
Mark Worrall
538 Points

Thanks guys, realized my ( silly ) mistake shortly after! Thanks for the help.