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Thread: What is wrong with my code?

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    Post What is wrong with my code?

    Here's the assignment I was given:
    The government introduces a new program of educational savings accounts. It adds a 20% bonus of whatever you contributed to the account up to a maximum of a $400 for a $2000 annual deposit. Create a program called CollegeSavings that obtains an amount deposited by the user and outputs the balance in the account including the bonus from the government.

    So I set up this code

    PHP Code:
    import hsa.*;
    // The "CollegeSavings" class.
    public class CollegeSavings
    {
        public static 
    void main (String[] args)
        {
    double depositbonusoutput;
        
    Stdout.println("Please input annual deposit up to $2000 annual deposit");
        
    deposit=Stdin.readDouble();
        if (
    deposit>20000bonus>400)
        
    Stdout.println("Unacceptable entry");
        else if (
    deposit<=2000bonus<=400)
        
    output=(deposit*1.20);
        
    Stdout.println("College savings grant:" "$" output);}
            
    // Place your code here
        
    // main method
    // CollegeSavings class 
    I know this is ridden with flaws but I just need to know where did I go wrong. If anyone was kind enough a revised code wouldn't hurt.


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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    There are many ways for code to go wrong. Can you explain what the problem is?
    Are there error messages? Please copy the messages and paste them here.
    The program's output is wrong. Please copy the program's output and paste it here and explain what is wrong and show what it should be.
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    Can you copy the error messages and paste them here? Images are hard to copy from for comments.

    On windows: To copy the contents of the command prompt window:
    Click on Icon in upper left corner
    Select Edit
    Select 'Select All' - The selection will show
    Click in upper left again
    Select Edit and click 'Copy'

    Paste here.
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    import hsa.*;
    // The "CollegeSavings" class.
    public class CollegeSavings
    {
    public static void main (String[] args)
    {double deposit, bonus, output;
    Stdout.println("Please input annual deposit up to $2000 annual deposit");
    deposit=Stdin.readDouble();
    if (deposit>20000, bonus>400)
    Stdout.println("Unacceptable entry");
    else if (deposit<=2000, bonus<=400)
    output=(deposit*1.20);
    Stdout.println("College savings grant:" + "$" + output);}
    // Place your code here
    } // main method
    } // CollegeSavings class

    Here you go
    It says ". expected instead of this token", while highlighting the commas

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    What lines are the commas on?
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    "if (deposit>20000, bonus>400) "
    and
    "else if (deposit<=2000, bonus<=400) "

    oh and the "}" in the "} // CollegeSavings class " is reported as error as well

    I wanted to make two if statement in the same row

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    What is the , inside the if statement supposed to do?
    How would you describe the condition you want to test in the if statement in English?

    See: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutori...bolts/op2.html


    What is the error message for the }?
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    "What is the error message for the }?"
    It's clumped together in one error message, along with the other commas.

    I'm reading the link right now

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    Hard to suggest how to fix an error when there is no descriptive message from the compiler.

    One suggestion is to check that all the {}s are properly paired.
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    It says ". expected instead of this token" while highlighting two commas and a } sign

    Alright, thanks anyway

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    What is the , inside the if statement supposed to do?
    How would you describe the condition you want to test in the if statement in English?


    Check that all the {}s are properly paired.
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    "How would you describe the condition you want to test in the if statement in English?"
    If the input is larger than 2000 and that the bonus is larger than 400, then shows "Unacceptable ..."
    Because I wanted the input to be less than or equal to 2000 and the problem states that the program only allows up to $2000 with a bonus up to $400, I thought putting , between these two if statement would bind them as one single statement.

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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    input is larger than 2000 and that the bonus is larger than 400,
    Then replace the , with the Conditional AND operator shown in the link I posted.
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    Default Re: What is wrong with my code?

    I see

    Okay thank you, I will try that

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