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Thread: Help with simple math in java

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    Default Help with simple math in java

    Hey everyone, I am new to this and I'm having trouble with my code. I need to calculate gross pay and cannot get my code to work. any suggestions?

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class theaterProject {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    String price1;
    int tSold1, gross1;
    String movie;
    double average;
    String tSold11;


    // Robert Winter
    Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.println("Welcome to Rob Winter's Calculator for calculating profit");


    //Movie Title
    System.out.println("Enter Movie:");
    movie = input.nextLine();
    System.out.println("The Movie is " + movie );


    //Ticket Price
    System.out.println("Enter Ticket Price:");
    price1 = input.nextLine();
    System.out.println("The price is " + price1 );


    //Tickets Sold
    System.out.println("How Many Tickets Sold:");
    tSold11 = input.nextLine();
    System.out.println("Sold Tickets= " + tSold11 );


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    Default Re: Help with simple math in java

    First off, try wrapping your code in the forum's code tags. {code="java"} and {/code} but with square brackets instead of curly ones. It makes it easier to read.

    Second, your code seems to stop short of calculating anything. The tsold1, gross1, and average variables are never used. Using nextLine() to take in the title of the movie as a string is good, but I don't understand why the price and number of tickets sold are also taken in as strings.

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    Default Re: Help with simple math in java

    As the previous poster said, wrap the code to make it easier to read. Also I noticed there were no brackets at the very end of the code; only at the beginning.

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