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Thread: Forming Multiple Methods - please help explain this for a newbie?

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    Default Forming Multiple Methods - please help explain this for a newbie?

    Hello everybody,

    I've been reading a book that teaches Java for a while now and I've hit a page that I just don't understand: the reason being that the book doesn't explain what is going on well enough. The code prints three lines, where the body of the lines consist of Strings that are being 'returned' from other methods. Could someone please explain what 'overloading' is, and what Return is doing here.

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    Default Re: Forming Multiple Methods - please help explain this for a newbie?

    Consult The Really Big Index for topics that confuse you. Specifically Defining Methods (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language > Classes and Objects)

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