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    Default Else-if statment failure

    Ok, Ive been working on this,
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class Levels 
    {
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	 {
    		Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
    		System.out.println("Pick a number 1 - 10:");
    		int WinnerPoints;
    		WinnerPoints = 0;
    		System.out.println("Your current amount of Points is " + WinnerPoints);
    		int numberPicked = keyboard.nextInt();
    		switch (numberPicked)
    		{
    		case 1:
    		case 2:
    		case 3:
    		case 4:
    		case 5:
    		case 6:
    		case 8:
    		case 9:
    		case 10:
    			System.out.println("Sorry, you lost :(");
    			break;
    		case 7:
    			System.out.println("YAY! You Won!");
    			WinnerPoints = 0+5;
    			System.out.println("Welcome to level 2!");
    			break;
    			default:
    				System.out.println("Thats not 1 - 10...");
    				break;
    				}
    				System.out.println("Your Current Amount of Points is " + WinnerPoints);
    				if (WinnerPoints > 5)
    					System.out.println("Begin Test..");
    				else if (WinnerPoints == 0)
    					System.out.println("Good Bye");
     
     
    }
    }
    But at the very end where it displays:
    	if (WinnerPoints > 5)
    					System.out.println("Begin Test..");
    				else if (WinnerPoints == 0)
    					System.out.println("Good Bye");
    This does not work, my IDE says there is no error, but the code won't work, what do I do?


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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    Won't work in what way? nothing is printed? don't get the desired results? what are the desired results?
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Won't work in what way? nothing is printed? don't get the desired results? what are the desired results?
    Ok, this code here:
    	if (WinnerPoints > 5)
    					System.out.println("Begin Test..");
    				else if (WinnerPoints == 0)
    					System.out.println("Good Bye");
    Is supposed to print out: "Begin Test" if you have 5 WinnerPoints, but if you have 0, it is supposed to say "Good Bye" but this whole statement isn't being recognized by the program.

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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    Because the condition is, if WinnerPoints is GREATER than 5; print message.
    WinnerPoints can never exceed 5 in your program.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    Because the condition is, if WinnerPoints is GREATER than 5; print message.
    WinnerPoints can never exceed 5 in your program.
    Ohh I see, but I fixed it another way, just put a System.exit command under the losing numbers,

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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    System.exit isn't the best approach to take, easier and better to change the condition to equal to or greater than.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Default Re: Else-if statment failure

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie View Post
    System.exit isn't the best approach to take, easier and better to change the condition to equal to or greater than.
    Ok, thanks for the help, I will go back and make it run smoother once I finish my project.

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