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Thread: If statement issue

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    Default If statement issue

    For some reason, when I create an if statement in my public double price() class, it gives me an error which says: This method must return a result of type double

     public double price()   
     {   
       double price = diameter;
       if(price>=6 && price<=10)
       {
         price = 5.25;
         return price;
       }
     }

    I just want to know how I'd be able to use an if statement in this class, because it won't let me.
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    Default Re: If statement issue

    The compiler wants the method to return a value for all cases when the if condition is true AND when it is false. The posted code does not return a value when the if condition is false. Add a return statement.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: If statement issue

    Giving a method and a variable the same name can only lead to confusion.
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    Default Re: If statement issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    The compiler wants the method to return a value for all cases when the if condition is true AND when it is false. The posted code does not return a value when the if condition is false. Add a return statement.
    Aha! Thanks Norm. You've helped me multiple times, I really appreciate your dedication to this great forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junky View Post
    Giving a method and a variable the same name can only lead to confusion.
    Agreed, I'll keep that in mind. Although seeing how small my code is, it isn't that big of a deal
    - phlegm

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