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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

Shiva Lowy
Shiva Lowy
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 3,240 Points


I do not know what I am doing wrong

// 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("hello")) 
  console.printf('first is equal to second."); 

1 Answer

Ezra Siton
Ezra Siton
12,644 Points

Two mistakes:


  • The instruction told you First equals() to secondExample (but you put a "string" inside the equals()!!
if (firstExample.equals(secondExample)) {


  • This is syntax error "hello' or 'hello" (start with " and end with ')
 console.printf('first is equal to second."); 

Will throw this error:

JavaTester.java:111: error: unclosed string literal

 console.printf('first is equal to second.');