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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Frederik Munk-Petersen
Frederik Munk-Petersen
714 Points

String Equal

Cant find my problem...

Equality.java
// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample == secondExample) {
  console.printf("first is equal to second");
  if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase(thirdExample)) {
 console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case");
}

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Frederik Munk-Petersen ! You're doing terrific and you're literally off by one single character. Your very first if statement starts off strong and contains a console.printf statement, but then it isn't closed by a curly closing brace }. There should be a closing curly brace at the end of the first if statement.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Frederik Munk-Petersen
Frederik Munk-Petersen
714 Points

Like this ?

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample == secondExample) {
  console.printf("first is equal to second");
}
  if (firstExample equalsIgnoreCase thirdExample) {
  console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case");
}

becourse that did not work :(

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Frederik Munk-Petersen you were meant to do that without altering the following if statement.

Your second if statement started like this:

  if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase(thirdExample))

That was correct. But now it starts with:

if (firstExample equalsIgnoreCase thirdExample)

And this will give you compiler errors. You were meant to simply insert a closing curly brace after the first console.printf() statement and before the following if statement.

Frederik Munk-Petersen
Frederik Munk-Petersen
714 Points

Thank you so much. I finally got it :D