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Thread: Need help with what I think should be a for loop

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    Default Need help with what I think should be a for loop

    Hello everyone!
    I am new to Java and I am trying to learn it by myself along with taking a class for it.
    I have a question about strings
    I am trying to write a small program that takes two strings from using input (lets call them String a and String b) and compare them.
    An example of how I am trying to compare would be:
    String a= CATSATONTHEMAT String b= AT and I need to output to be how many times "AT" appears in String a
    Is that the string compare function? I have tried setting up a for loop with a counter, but was unsuccessful. Am I on the right track with this?
    I do not want someone to just give me code that works, just some suggestions that might help me get to the correct line of thinking.
    Any help would be awesome

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Need help with what I think should be a for loop

    What String class methods have you tried? Look at the String class's indexOf method.

    Also posted at: http://www.java-forums.org/new-java/62807-strings.html
    Last edited by Norm; September 7th, 2012 at 01:15 PM.
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