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    Default printStrings

    I'm having a hard time with this problem, this is what I have, but I can not use two integers, I have to use one integer and a string...

    This is the question:

    Write a method called printStrings that accepts a String and a number of repetitions as parameters and prints that String the given number of times. For example, the call:

    printStrings("abc", 5);

    will print the following output:

    abcabcabcabcabc

    This is what I attempted:

    public class printStringsproject {
    public static void printStrings(int abc, int number) {
    for (int i = 1; i <= number; i++) {
    System.out.print("abc");
    }
    }
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    printStrings(1, 5);
    }
    }

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    Default Re: printStrings

    You need to accept a String as the first parameter in your method
    You have the right idea, but you want something like this

    public static void printStrings(String abc, int number) {
    for (int i = 1; i <= number; i++) {
    System.out.print(abc);
    }
     
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    printStrings("Whatever You want to print 5 times goes here", 5);
    }

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    Default Re: printStrings

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    Default Re: printStrings

    Quote Originally Posted by camel-man View Post
    You need to accept a String as the first parameter in your method
    You have the right idea, but you want something like this

    public static void printStrings(String abc, int number) {
    for (int i = 1; i <= number; i++) {
    System.out.print(abc);
    }
     
    public static void main(String[] args) {
    printStrings("Whatever You want to print 5 times goes here", 5);
    }

    Wow thank you so much for leading me to the right direction....

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    Default Re: printStrings

    In the parameters of printString method u have 2 integers, u should put String abc because its text and not a number. Then you have to do something like:

    System.out.println(abc);
     
    And not:
     
    System.out.println("abc");

    Because if u use "" it will print out abc ony and not the text u want if u want any other text. Also dont use <= because that is less than or equal to, and i think u only want to print it out if its less than 5 so after it printed out the 5th time it stops. Then u can call the method by typing:

    printString("String u wanna print", amount of time);
    Last edited by Resantic; October 4th, 2014 at 05:51 PM.

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    Default Re: printStrings

    @Resantic Please read this: The Problem with Spoon-feeding
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: printStrings

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    @Resantic Please read this: The Problem with Spoon-feeding
    I thought if he put the 2 codes next to each other its easy to see whats wrong but i will explain it to him..