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

Sean Walker
Sean Walker
1,792 Points

what am i doing wrong?! console.printf("%s can code in java");

console.printf("%s can code in java"); is the code i'm trying to make but it doesn't work...help me if you know anything! :(

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName="Sean";
console.prontf("<%s> can code in java \n");

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,858 Points

Hey Sean,

There are actually a few things going wrong here.

  1. You have a typo in the printf() method.
  2. For some reason, you have <> around the %s placeholder. Those should not be there.
  3. You haven't attached the variable to the method needed to populate the placeholder with the value.

I strongly suggest you have a quick review of the last video and then give the challenge another go.

Keep Coding! :dizzy: