Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Strings, Variables, and Formatting

M Costa
M Costa
1,433 Points

Stuck on this section, don't understand why the '%s' isn't working

Can't get past this step not sure why

Name.java
// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console

String firstName = "MAC";
console.printf("%s" ,firstName);
//console.printf("%s can code in java");

1 Answer

rydavim
MOD
rydavim
Treehouse Moderator 16,912 Points

You're definitely on the right track, but you need to combine your printf statement with the comment you wrote below it. Challenges are often very specific about what they want. So in this case, you need to have the rest of the string "<YOUR NAME> can code in Java!" exactly as it's written.

String firstName = "MAC";
console.printf("%s" ,firstName); // Include the sentence below here, using %s for your name.
//console.printf("%s can code in java");

You're nearly there, but let me know if you get stuck and we can walk through a solution. Happy coding!