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Conditional Operators

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Basically, I like to look at Conditional Operators as a quick way of implementing an If Statement. That's really all they are. Take a look at this code.

class Class1{
	public static void main(String[] args){
		int age =50;
		System.out.println(age > 30 ? "You are quite old!" : "You are still young!");

You can see that we've initalised an integer with the value of 50. Our Conditional Operator then checks to see if it's greater than thirty (age > 30 ?). We use a question mark to see if the condition is true. You then write the true and false outputs separated by a colon. That's really all there is to it!