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what does method and formatting mean
i didn't really understand what method and formatting strings meant, and i didn't understand the details about the "printf" command or method
Methods are procedures you can execute. You can also pass information into these methods. printf is a method that takes in a piece of text, known as a string, and prints the piece of text to the screen. Methods are covered in depth in the following course, so you don't really have to worry too much about them.
Formatting strings make sticking a piece of data inside a string more convenient. For example, if you have the string "Hello, " and you want to stick in the user's name after the hello, you could use formatting.
String name = "Aziz"; console.printf("Hello, %s!", name);
This would print, "Hello, Aziz!". Does this help you?