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Thread: Multiplying Strings

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    Default Multiplying Strings

    Hello, I am taking my first java class and am having a little trouble with my code. I need to come up with a code that comes ups with the total for each items ordered. I have tried many different things but have had no luck. If someone help me out and point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class Assignment2
    public static void main(String[] args)

    double Hamburger = 2.75;
    double Cheeseburger = 3.25;
    double FrenchFry = 2.50;
    double ShakeBeverage = 1.50;
    double TotalforHamburgers = Double.parseDouble(Hamburgers) * (2.75);

    Scanner in = new Scanner (System.in);
    String Hamburgers;
    String Cheeseburgers;
    String FrenchFries;
    String Drinks;

    System.out.println("Welcome to the In-N-Out Burger Menu");
    System.out.println("Hamburger $2.75");
    System.out.println("Cheeseburger $3.25");
    System.out.println("French Fries $2.50");
    System.out.println("Shake & Beverage $1.50");
    System.out.println(" ");

    System.out.print("How many hamburger(s) would you like to buy? ");
    Hamburgers = in.nextLine();
    System.out.print("How many cheeseburger(s) would you like to buy? ");
    Cheeseburgers = in.nextLine();
    System.out.print("How many french fries would you like to buy? ");
    FrenchFries = in.nextLine();
    System.out.print("How many drinks would you like to buy? ");
    Drinks = in.nextLine();

    System.out.println("The total cost for the hamburger(s) is " + TotalforHamburgers);
    System.out.println("The total cost for the cheeseburger(s) is ");
    System.out.println("The tolal cost for fries is ");
    System.out.println("The total cost for drinks is ");
    System.out.println("Item with the highest cost total is");
    System.out.println("The total cost for the order is ");

    System.out.println("The total number of items ordered is ");

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    Default Re: Multiplying Strings

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    Please post your code correctly per the above link.

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    Default Re: Multiplying Strings

    String Hamburgers;
    String Cheeseburgers;
    String FrenchFries;
    String Drinks;

    Why are these a String type? If all they do is store the amount of each
    order - should they not be an integer?

    If they were - you could easily calculate the cost of each order - just
    by multiplying the price by how many ordered.

    Output to the command line in Java is generally done with the '+' operator
    followed by the variable to be printed out.

    Wishes Ada xx
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