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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Parsing Integers

what's wrong, please help

right now this is my code, "String ageAsString = console.readline("how old are you? "); int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString); if ( age < 13) { console.printf("sorry you must be at least 13 to use this code. \n" ); System.exit(0); } and I keep getting this error message, "Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
TreeStory.java:13: error: incompatible types: String cannot be converted to boolean
String ageAsString = console.readline("how old are you? "); ^

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there, Kaden Currier! It looks like the problem is that you have a small typo. It's literally off by a single letter.

You typed this:

String ageAsString = console.readline("how old are you? ");

But you meant to type:

// Note readLine as opposed to readline
String ageAsString = console.readLine("how old are you? ");

There is a capitalization error on the readLine method. Make sure the "L" is capitalized.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: