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Thread: Insurance Premium class not compiling

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    Default Insurance Premium class not compiling

    // Practical 7A (Revision) - Q6
    // Marcus Ward
    // 26/10/2011
    /* User will enter details, and program will calculate + display
    insurance premium. */

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class DriverPremium
    {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
    Scanner keyboardIn = new Scanner(System.in);

    // declare variables
    double premium, age, carValue, penaltyPoints, drivingExperience;
    String gender;

    // get user input
    System.out.print("Please enter your age: ");
    age = keyboardIn.nextInt();
    System.out.print("Please enter your gender: ");
    gender = keyboardIn.nextLine();
    System.out.print("Please enter the value of your car: ");
    carValue = keyboardIn.nextInt();
    System.out.print("Please enter number of points on your license: ");
    penaltyPoints = keyboardIn.nextInt();
    System.out.print("Please enter number of years that you are driving: ");
    drivingExperience = keyboardIn.nextInt();

    premium = carValue*.05;

    if (age<28)
    premium = (carValue*0.5) + 175;

    else if (gender == female)
    premium = (carValue*0.5) * 0.8;

    else if (drivingExperience>=20&&penaltyPoints==0)
    premium = (carValue*0.5) * 0.8;

    else if ((drivingExperience>=8&&drivingExperience<20)&&pen altyPoints==0)
    premium = (carValue*0.5) * 0.8;

    else if (penaltyPoints>8)
    System.out.println("We unfortunately cannot insure you");
    }
    }

    Error Message
    DriverPremium.java:36: cannot find symbol
    symbol : variable female
    location: class DriverPremium
    else if (gender == female)
    Last edited by mwardjava92; November 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 AM.


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    Default Re: Insurance Premium class not compiling

    line 36, else if (gender == female)

    should be (gender == "female") because you are checking if the gender equals to a string "female" and not checking against a variable called female.

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    Default Re: Insurance Premium class not compiling

    Ah I see, thanks

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    Default Re: Insurance Premium class not compiling

    Quote Originally Posted by nggdowt View Post
    line 36, else if (gender == female)

    should be (gender == "female") because you are checking if the gender equals to a string "female" and not checking against a variable called female.
    Close...it should actually be
    gender.equals("female")
    (see Common Java Mistakes )

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