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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype String Equality

what did i do wrong here?


// I have imported a java.io.Console for you, it is named console. 
String firstExample = "hello";
String secondExample = "hello";
String thirdExample = "HELLO";

if (firstExample.equalsIgnoreCase("secondExample"))  
console.printf("first is equal to second" );

2 Answers

In your equalsIgnoreCase method secondExample shouldn't be enclosed in quotes. Otherwise you are comparing to the value "secondExample" instead of "hello"

Daniel Turato
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Daniel Turato
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When using the equalsIgnoreCase method, you needed to pass in the secondExample variable but instead you passed that as a string. Just remove the quotes and should work!