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    This is the assignment that I need help to do:

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    It's time for the Java Olympics, the biggest java extravaganza in Java Town, with not 1, but 2 Java events! Who will win gold? It could be you!

    Event 1: Math Functions
    Write a program that simulates the tossing of two dice. Toss the die, display what each dice displays and display the total of the two die. Have this program continue until a 7 or 11 is the total roll.

    Event 2: String Functions
    Ask the user to input two strings. Display the strings in alphabetical order. Calculate and display the number of characters in the two words. Next convert the first string to all uppercase and the second string to all lowercase. Display the resulting strings.

    ***The Bonus Event:
    Ask the user to input a sentence. Count the number of spaces in the sentence to determine the number of words entered. Output the number of characters in the sentence, the number of words in the sentence and the average number of characters per word.

    Can anyone help me??!!!!

    Michelle


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    Default Re: *Java Assignment*

    What have you done so far? Do you have any specific questions about your assignment or the code you have written?
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    I have no idea of how to start....><

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    Make a list of the simple steps the program must do. Then work on one at a time. If you have problems, post the code and your questions.
    For example: a die has 6 sides. Use the Random class to randomly generate a number from 1 to 6.
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    What should I do next.....??
    import java.util.*;

    public class Dice {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    Random rand = new Random();
    int tries = 0;

    int sum = 0;
    while (sum != 7 or 11) {
    // roll the dice once
    int roll1 = rand.nextInt(6) + 1;
    int roll2 = rand.nextInt(6) + 1;
    sum = roll1 + roll2;
    System.out.println(roll1 + " + " + roll2 + " = " + sum);
    tries++;
    }

    System.out.println("You won after " + tries + " tries!");
    }
    }

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    What should I do next.....??
    What parts of the assignment have you done so far? What parts need to be done next?
    Did you make a list of the steps the program needs to do? Which have you done?
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    This code is the dice section. I don't know whether this code is right or not... This is the first step of the assignment (regarding the dice).

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    What happens when you compile and execute the program? Does it do what you want it to do?
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    Default Re: *Java Assignment*

    The only problem I can see in your first code is the while statement. It would read something like this

    while (sum != 7 && sum != 11)

    Other than that it looks like you're doing pretty well.

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