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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Russell Alson
Russell Alson
Courses Plus Student 1,297 Points

String Equality challange

A explanation for my error would be great.

Thank you

// 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

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Russell,

There are actually 2 errors in the code above. You have a misplaced semi-colon, and you are missing a closing parenthesis for the conditional statement. The semi-colon needs to end the statement, which in this case is the console.printf() method. So, where you have the semi-colon, that is where you need a closing ) for the if conditional.

You can compare your code to the code below to see where I mean.

if (firstExample.equals(secondExample)) {
  console.printf("first is equal to second");

Keep Coding! :dizzy: