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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Josh Icenogle
Josh Icenogle
9,257 Points

String Equality

I am stuck on this and cannot figure it out please help i submit it and it tells me i am wrong so i hit preview it doesn't display what is wrong and i myself cannot figure out what is wrong with it please point out my mistakes. here's the code: String firstExample = "hello"; String secondExample = "hello"; String thirdExample = "HELLO";

if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase(thirdExample)){

console.printf("first and third are the same ignoring case"); }

// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";
if (firstExample.equals(secondExample)){
  console.printf("first is equal to second");

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! Your code looks fine and passes for me. My concern here is that you removed the previous if statement from the first step and replaced it with the one that compares the first and third ignoring case. You need to leave the code from the previous step intact. Your ending code should have two if statements... not just one.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: