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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

Using the console's printf method, display a message that says, "First name: ", followed by the first name that the user

what does that mean

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console.
String firstName = console.readLine("what is your name?  ");
String lastName = console.readLine("what is your last name?  ");
console.printf("first name:);

1 Answer

Hi there,

You're nearly there with that. You want to output a string as set in the question: "First name:". After the text, put a placeholder. As we're inserting your firstName string, use %s, inside the "" of the string. Then, after the "First name:" string but within the brackets of the printf add a comma, then the variable name firstName. That inserts the contents of fisrtName into the string you created.

it all looks like:

console.printf("First name: %s", firstName);

I hope that helps,