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    Default help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    solved.
    Last edited by ryuumaru; June 28th, 2014 at 01:48 PM. Reason: solved.


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    Default Re: help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    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.
    I cannot get it print when sales are MET/EXCEEDED(When all the total profit margin of the sales for all 4 quarters is greater than or equal to 20.
    Where in the code are you trying to do this part?

    You should comment your if/else branches to describe the purpose of each branch.

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    Default Re: help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    Apologies, the part where I need help is on the "if else"

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    Default Re: help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    As I said, comments would help you to keep the logic straight AND to let someone else reading your code know what it is supposed to be doing. For example:
        // for less than a full year of sales data
        if(noOfQtrs < 4)
        {
            // if sales goals have been met
            if(profitMargin >= 20)
            {
                System.out.printf("\nKeep up the GOOD work and a possible year-end bonus!");
            }
            // when sales goals have not been met
            else{
                System.out.printf("\nSo far sales are lagging behind projections."); //PRINT3
            }
        }//END IF(noOfQtrs <4)
     
        // for a full year of sales data and the sales goals have not been met
        else if(profitMargin <= 20)
        {
            System.out.printf("\nIt’s been a GOOD year. Thank you for all your hard work!\n"
                    +"\nEmployees qualify for a 5% year end bonus!!!");
        } //END IF
     
        // for a full year of sales data and the sales goals have been met
     
        System.exit(0);
    Assuming the comments I've added correspond to the logic you're trying to code, I believe you're missing the statement that goes with the last comment. Plus it seems the last else/if you have coded where the profitMargin is <=20 is inconsistent with the message that it's been a GOOD year. Did you get that condition backwards?

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    Default Re: help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    yes I did get the last condition backwards. it was also supposed to be greater than or equal to. I edited it.

    thank you for pointing that out, but it still won't print the printf statement for " System.out.printf("\nIt’s been a GOOD year. Thank you for all your hard work!\n"
    +"\nEmployees qualify for a 5% year end bonus!!!");"

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    Default Re: help with profitMargin (If/else structuring)

    Please post the updated code.

    To get to the print statement you've indicated (thanks for finally being specific), the first if() condition must be FALSE ( >= 4 ) and the corresponding else/if() statement must be TRUE. I believe you've changed this latter condition to:

    else if ( profitMargin >= 20 )

    If the print statement you want to print is never being executed, debug your code to find out why the first and latter conditions are never FALSE and TRUE, respectively, at the same time. Add print statements to output the values of the condition statement variables if you need to, but these statements are pretty basic, and you should be able to trace the results by inspection.

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