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why does "name.first_and_middle_name" variable after changing it to instance variable contains only "jason"

why does "name.first_and_middle_name" variable after changing it to instance variable contains only "jason", not like what was stated inside the full_name method, where @first_and_middle_name = @first_name + " " + @middle_name + " " + @last_name , which means that name.first_and_middle_name must contains the whole name with the title "mr. jason seifer"

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Maximiliane Quel
Maximiliane Quel
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you are not giving me enough information to answer your question. Where do you only get jason? Why are you expecting something else? name.first_and_middle_name does not sound like a variable that should contain more than jason. If jason does not have a middle name, which it seems he doesn't if the full name is mr. jason seifer

# inside the class
@first_and_middle_name = @first_name + " " + @middle_name

#creating the object without a middle name
name = Name.new("Mr.", "Jason", "", "Seifer")

# => Jason

I would only expect you to see the full name with title when you call the full name with title


# => Mr. Jason Seifer

I found my fault, thanks for help :)

He assigned middle_name to a empty string when initializing:

name = Name.new("Mr.", "Jason", "", "Seifer")

first_name is "Jason" middle_name is ""

definition is -> @first_and_middle_name = @first_name + " " + @middle_name -> Jason + " " + "" = Jason :)