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Thread: Problems with Inheritance

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    Default Problems with Inheritance

    I was experimenting with inheritance, trying to write an example for myself from scratch. For testing purposes, I wanted my child class to print something from my parent class, but what I get is "cannot find symbol" in my IDE. What am I doing wrong?



    Parent class:

     
    package Human;
     
    public class Human {
        private String Skin;
     
     
    public Human() {
    Skin = "Orange";
    }
     
    public Human(String xSkin) {
    Skin=xSkin;
    }
     
    public void setSkin(){
        this.Skin= Skin;
    }
    public String getSkin(){
        return Skin;
    }
    public String toString() {
        return Skin;
    }
    }

    Child class:

     
     
    package Human;
     
     
    public class Legs extends Human {
     
        public Legs() {
            super();
     
        }
        public Legs(int legs) {
           legs = 2;
     
        }
        public Legs (Human h){
         super(h.getSkin());
        }
    System.out.println(super.getSkin());
     
     
    }


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    Default Re: Problems with Inheritance

    cannot find symbol
    Please copy the full text of the error message and paste it here. It has important info about the error.
    What symbol and on what line?
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Problems with Inheritance

    "cannot find symbol
    symbol: class out
    location: class System

    <identifier> expected

    illegal start of type "

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    Default Re: Problems with Inheritance

    What source line is the error on? Post the source line where the error happened.
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    Default Re: Problems with Inheritance

    Thanks mate. It's getting a bit clearer now

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