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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.

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