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Thread: methods returning zero's ???

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    Default methods returning zero's ???

    Will someone look at this and maybe give a pointer on why only zero's are being returned.

    public class employee {


    String name;
    int id;
    int salary;
    int age;
    String position;
    void display(){

    System.out.println("Federal Tax" +getFedTax);
    System.out.println("Social Security Tax" +getSsTax);
    System.out.println("Health Fee" +getHealthFee);
    System.out.println("Insurance" +getInsurance);
    System.out.println("Net Pay" +getNetPay);
    }
    int getFedTax;

    int fedtax = salary;
    double fedtax1 = (fedtax-800)*.17;

    int getSsTax;

    int sstaxrate = 5;
    double sstax = salary*.05;

    int getHealthFee;

    int healthrate = 5;
    double healthfee = salary*.05;

    int getInsurance;
    int insurancerate;
    {

    if (age<40)
    insurancerate = 3;
    else if(age<=50)
    insurancerate = 4;
    else if(age<=60)
    insurancerate = 5;
    else if(age>60)
    insurancerate = 6;
    getInsurance = ((insurancerate*10^-3)*salary);


    }
    double getNetPay;

    double netpay = salary-fedtax1-sstax-healthfee-getInsurance;
    }

    HERE IS MY MAIN CLASS


    public class employeeMain {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
    {
    employee employee1 = new employee();
    employee1.name = "dave johnson";
    employee1.id = 1234;
    employee1.salary = 50000;
    employee1.age = 45;
    employee1.position = "supervisor";
    employee1.display();
    }
    }
    }


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    Default Re: methods returning zero's ???

    you used 'getFedTax', 'getSsTax', 'getHealthFee', 'getInsurance', and 'getNetPay' for display() but
    you actually never used those and even didn't initialize values for them.

    and just wondering, aren't those getSmth methods?

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    Default Re: methods returning zero's ???

    I thought the data i put in the employeeMain would go into those methods. I need to look back at my notes but, maybe I put a { after the method name to initialize?

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    Default Re: methods returning zero's ???

    those are not even methods yet....

    int getSsTax;
    int sstaxrate = 5;
    double sstax = salary*.05;
    getSsTax is still integer, not method

    if getSsTax is a method then.... it should be like

    public int getSsTax(){
    // code....
    }

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    Default Re: methods returning zero's ???

    Alright I think that'll get me on the right path - thanks

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