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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Using Logical ORs and ANDs

Why it is not true? boolean answer = (age < 40 || age > 50);

Assuming age is set to 42, what is the value stored in the boolean answer:

boolean answer = (age < 40 || age > 50);

TRUE False Why answer is not true?

2 Answers

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,118 Points

The || operator means OR, < means less than, and > means greater than.

The statement can therefore be read as:

"42 is less than 40 OR 42 is greater than 50"

Since 42 is neither less than 40 nor greater than 50, the statement evaluates to False OR False = False.

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