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Thread: Don't know why this isn't working

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    Default Don't know why this isn't working

    So I wrote this simple code to find the middle number/median of three numbers. For some reason, it is outputting 300 as the second highest/middle number though I don't see why the code would assign Array1[2] to that variable, since it doesn't meet the requirements. Any help would be appreciated.


    public class secondhighest {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
    // declares an array of integers
    int[] Array1 = {150, 75, 300};
    int secondhighest;
    secondhighest = 0;

    // tests integers in array to locate the second highest integer

    if (Array1[0] > Array1[1] && Array1[0] < Array1[2]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[0];
    }
    if (Array1[0] > Array1[2] && Array1[0] < Array1[1]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[0];
    }
    if (Array1[1] > Array1[0] && Array1[1] < Array1[2]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[1];
    }
    if (Array1[1] > Array1[2] && Array1[1] < Array1[0]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[1];
    }
    if (Array1[2] > Array1[1] && Array1[2] < Array1[0]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[2];
    }
    if (Array1[2] > Array1[0] && Array1[2] < Array1[1]); {
    secondhighest = Array1[2];
    }


    System.out.println("The second highest number is: " + secondhighest);
    }
    }


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    Default Re: Don't know why this isn't working

    Post your code in formatting tags.

    Every one of your if statements ends at the first semi-colon, ';'. Take those out and keep working on it.

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    Default Re: Don't know why this isn't working

    Aha! It was the semicolons, awesome. Thank you!

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