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    Hi there all, sorry but I'm completely new to Java. I started learning some Java on my own but I hit a little roadbump with if then statements. I am trying to be able to type in a number so that I can come out with one of the statements listed below (yea I know, they're funny but I'm just trying them out), but Java gives me a "operator is undefined" error.

    //public static void main(String args[]){
    		Scanner x = new Scanner(System.in);
    		double ans;
     
    		System.out.println("Type in a random number from 1-10.");
    		ans = x.nextDouble();
     
    		if (x > 5){
    			System.out.println("You are a boy.");
    		}else{System.out.println("You are a girl.");


    The only problem according to eclipse is coming from the "if" line. "The operator > is undefined for the argument type(s) Scanner, int." What am I doing wrong?

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    Your variable x is a Scanner object. I think what you're looking to do is compare the "ans" variable instead.

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