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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

help please. cant seem to figure out where I am getting it wrong

String irstName= console. readLine("what is your first name?  ");
 String lastName= console. readLine("Thomas  ");
String firstName= "Tiansshe";
console.printf("First name:%s %n  ");

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,726 Points

It looks like you have a few small errors:

  • on the first line, the variable is named "irstName" (missing the "f") instead of "firstName"
  • on the second line, the prompt is giving a name instead of asking for one (the challenge won't catch this)
  • the third line is not needed, and there shouldn't be any assignments using literals
  • on the last line, the call to "printf" should have the first name variable as a second argument
  • the template string in the "printf" doesn't need a "%n" token (did you mean to put "\n"?)

much appreciated sir. my data connection was very poor earlier so I could not re watch the tutorial for close to 7hrs.