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    i have to write a program that gets the month and year from the user. and then i have to print the number of days in a year and display if the year is a leap year. i have the leap year part down. what would i have to do to display the number of days for the month the user chooses. and how i would make feb have that extra day if it is a leap year. hope this makes sense thank you in advance


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    what would i have to do to display the number of days
    You could use the System.out.println() method to display the number of days on the console.
    how i would make feb have that extra day if it is a leap year
    Use 29 days for a leap year.

    Are these really your questions?

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    ok my question is they enter the month. how do i convert there answer they chose, eg april, to number of days in that month. i figured out the leap year part i believe. but how would i do the month? and yes these are really my questions. i just started working in java.

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    What data structures and coding techniques do you know about?
    The simplest way to convert a String with the name of a month to an int value for the number of days would be an if statement with a compound condition. Use one of the String class's methods to compare what the user entered to each month name. With more knowledge put the names in an array and use a loop.

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    i know how to use the if statements, loops, boolean type, switch statments. just baisc stuff we are about to start learning meathods. ok so baiscally i have to assign each month as the number of days. so like int jan = 31;
    and use an if statment for the month of feb if it is a leap year?

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    There are three different groups of months when you consider the number of days in a month.
    Some have 30, some have 31 and one has either 28 or 29.
    Use if statements to see which group the given month is in.

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    oh ok that would make it way better than assigning each one as a variable. thank you. i will play around with that and see if i can get it right