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

Geovani Estacio
Geovani Estacio
Courses Plus Student 1,875 Points

//What am I doing wrong here? String firstName="geo"; console.printf("%s can code Java!", firstName);

What am I doing wrong here this is part of the Java Basic task 3

// I have setup a java.io.Console object for you named console
String firstName="geo";
console.printf("%s  can code Java!", firstName);

1 Answer

28,558 Points

Your code is fine but the string you have typed does not exactly match the string the challenge is looking for. The challenge checker tends to be extremely picky when it comes to strings, the tiniest of typos will cause your code to be marked as wrong.

The issue in this case is that you have an extra space in your string between %s and can, and also that you forgot the word in before the word Java.

If you fix those typos like this:

String firstName="geo";
console.printf("%s can code in Java!", firstName);

Then you'll be able to pass the challenge.