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Thread: class [class name] is public, should be declared in a file names [class name].java

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    Hello,

    I am new to programming and struggling through trying to learn. Everything was going well, then I encountered the following error:
    class [class name] is public, should be declared in a file names [class name].java

    Here is the code I am working with:

    class Vehicles {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
    Vehicle minivan = new Vehicle();
    Vehicle sportscar = new Vehicle();
    int range1, range2;
    // assign values to fields in minivan
    minivan.passengers = 7;
    minivan.fuelcap = 16;
    minivan.mpg = 21;
    // assign values to fields in sportscar
    sportscar.passengers = 2;
    sportscar.fuelcap = 15;
    sportscar.mpg = 28;
    System.out.println("Minivan can carry " + minivan.passengers + ".");
    minivan.range();
    System.out.print.ln("Sportscar can carry " + sportscar.passengers + ".");
    sportscar.range();
    }
    }


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    Default Re: class [class name] is public, should be declared in a file names [class name].jav

    That code declares a class Vehicles, but within it you refer to another class: Vehicle.

    I suspect you only intend there to be one class. In any case the name of the public class *must* match the file name. (Vehicle in Vehicle.java, or Vehicles in Vehicles.java)

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    Default Re: class [class name] is public, should be declared in a file names [class name].jav

    Thanks for the reply. That got me past that error, now I have a bunch of others. Basically it is saying that it cannot find the symbol '.' in the statements such as minivan.passengers = 7;

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    Default Re: class [class name] is public, should be declared in a file names [class name].jav

    I think I figured it would.

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