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Thread: Can someone take a look at my code? last few lines not doing anything.

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    Default Can someone take a look at my code? last few lines not doing anything.

    Hey guys,

    I am new to the forum, and also new to java.

    I wanted to make a simple 4 operation calculator, but it wouldn't work.

    The problem is that after I enter in my first number, then my operation, and then my final number, the answer is never shown.

    Can someone help?

    the code:

    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class TheClas {
     
    	public static void main (String[] args){
    		float first;
    		float second;
    		String operation;
    		float answer = 0;
     
    		Scanner theFirst = new Scanner(System.in);
    		Scanner theSecond = new Scanner(System.in);
    		Scanner theOperation = new Scanner(System.in);
     
    		System.out.println("this is a calculator");
    		System.out.println("Pick your first number");
    		first = theFirst.nextFloat();
    		System.out.println("Pick the operation");
    		operation = theOperation.nextLine();
    		System.out.println("Now pick the last number");
    		second = theSecond.nextFloat();
     
    		if(operation.equals('*')){
    			answer = first*second;
    			System.out.println("the answer is: "+answer);
    		}
     
    		if(operation.equals('/')){
    			answer = first/second;
    			System.out.println("the answer is: "+answer);
    		}
     
    		if(operation.equals('+')){
    			answer = first+second;
    			System.out.println("the answer is: "+answer);
    		}
     
    		if(operation.equals('-')){
    			answer = first-second;
    			System.out.println("the answer is: "+answer+"!");
    		}
     
     
     
    	}
     
    }


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    Default Re: Can someone take a look at my code? last few lines not doing anything.

    Welcome to the forum! Thanks for taking the time to learn how to post code correctly. If you haven't already, please read this topic to learn other useful info for new members.

    '*' is not the same as "*". The first is a char, the second a String. Same with your other 'if' conditions.

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    Default Re: Can someone take a look at my code? last few lines not doing anything.

    Oh, ok.

    So the problem was that I was treating the String like a char?

    Thanks for the answer btw

    --- Update ---

    Ok, great, that solved it.

    Thanks a lot for the fast and great answer

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