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    Default Switch Statement

    Hello, Im new here to forums and learning Java. I had a test that had this type of code as an example, I had to write it from memory. My issue is it ask if the variable vacation=2 or 3 what would display. I know the answers now but got one wrong. I need it to display the output 6 and 10. I remember that at certain case there were no break. I think it was after case1 and case 4 there weren't any break that I can remember. The code is to display the sum of both variables show and boat. Basically what needs to change or taken out to display 6 or 10 when I change the assignment for vacation from 2 to 3...would appreciate the help. I think I need to erase case 5 but either way its not working so it can display 6...

    public class SwitchStatement
    {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
    int vacation = 3;
    int boat = 1, show = 10;

    switch (vacation){ //if there are no break the answer is default

    case 1:
    show = 1;
    boat = 1;
    break;
    case 2:
    show = 2;
    boat = 2;
    //break;
    case 3:
    show = 3;
    boat = 3;
    break;
    case 4:
    show = 4;
    boat = 4;
    //break;
    default:
    case 5:
    show = 5;
    boat = 5;

    System.out.println("The answer is" + " " + (show + boat));
    break;
    }
    }
    Last edited by Niko; October 24th, 2018 at 05:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Switch Statement

    Any attempt to provide a solution would probably be different than what was on the test. But if the values are 2 and 3 I can't see it working the way you have cases 2 and 3 and printing out 6 and 10. And normally, the default is the last statement and the print statement would be outside the switch block. If you can get the original code we can help you understand it.

    Regards,
    Jim

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