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Thread: I dont see anything wrong with this(simple beginner code)

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    Default I dont see anything wrong with this(simple beginner code)

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class SetUpSite2
     
    {	
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
    		final int FOUNDED_YEAR = 1977;
    		int currentYear;
    		int age;
     
    		Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
     
    		statementOfPhilosophy();
     
    		System.out.print("Enter the current year as a four digit number");
    		currentYear = input.nextInt();
    		age = calculateAge(FOUNDED_YEAR, currentYear);		// problem here
    		System.out.println("Founded in " + FOUNDED_YEAR);
    		System.out.println("Serving your for " + age + "years!");	
     
    	}
     
        public static void	statementOfPhilosophy()
    	{
    		System.out.println("Event Handlers Incorporated is");
    		System.out.println("dedicated to making your event");
    		System.out.println("a most memorable one.");
    	}
     
    		public static void calculateAge(int originYear, int currDate)
    	{
    		int years;
    		years = currDate - originYear;
    		return years;
    	}
     
    }

    I am not sure what is wrong with line 17, it says "incompatible data types" when everything I am using is 'int'
    I am also having trouble with my return line saying my return type is void.
    I appreciate the help, I am new to this site as well. Looking forward to being active here for my homework help and future projects to come.
    Last edited by helloworld922; September 26th, 2012 at 03:56 PM. Reason: please use [code] tags


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    Default Re: I dont see anything wrong with this(simple beginner code)

    public static void calculateAge(int originYear, int currDate)
    The issue is where you declared your method. The return type is not an int.

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    Default Re: I dont see anything wrong with this(simple beginner code)

    ah, thank you very much! I sat here staring at it for what seemed like an eternity and couldn't see the problem. I see it now, hidden in plain sight!!!

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