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Thread: Anagram program help?

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    Default Anagram program help?

    For this program I have it almost completely done. I just need to find out that if the two strings are not anagrams where or why is it not an anagram? ex: banana/sanana = missing b or missing s.

    import java.util.*;
    public class lab3 {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
        lab3 run = new lab3();
        Scanner type = new Scanner(System.in);
        String firstStatement;
        String secondStatement;
        boolean anagrams;
        for(int i = 0;i<1;i=0){
            System.out.println("Please enter the first string -or type QUIT to quit-.");
            firstStatement = type.nextLine();
            System.out.println("Please enter another string -or type QUIT to quit-.");
            secondStatement = type.nextLine();
            else if(secondStatement.matches("QUIT"))
                anagrams = run.isAnagram(firstStatement,secondStatement);
                System.out.println("The two are statements being an anagram is: "+anagrams);
        public boolean isAnagram(String s1, String s2){
            char[] c1 = s1.toCharArray();
            char[] c2 = s2.toCharArray();
            s1 = String.copyValueOf(c1);
            s2 = String.copyValueOf(c2);
            s1 = s1.trim();
            s2 = s2.trim();
                return true;
                return false;

    If you can help me it would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Anagram program help?

    Do you have an algorithm for solving the problem? Given two Strings what does the program need to do to give you the answer you want.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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