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Thread: Having a programming issue with an assignment

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    Default Having a programming issue with an assignment

    Can anyone help?
    I am supposed to be building a program that can calculate the fee of a customer and every time I run the program it always comes up with $10 for the fee no matter what. Can anyone see where I am going wrong?

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class Bankfee
    {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
    double checks =0,
    totalfee =0,
    fee = 10,
    fee1 =.1,
    fee2 = .08,
    fee3 = .06,
    fee4 = .04,
    checkFee=0;

    String input;
    Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);

    int number;
    System.out.println("Please enter the number of checks you wrote for the past month");
    input = keyboard.nextLine();

    if (checks < 0) // negative is false
    {
    System.out.print("ERROR: You cannot enter a negative amount!");
    }

    else if(checks >= 60)
    {
    checkFee =(fee4);
    }
    else if(checks >= 40)
    {
    checkFee = (fee3);
    }
    else if(checks >=20)
    {
    checkFee = (fee2);
    }
    else if(checks <20)
    {
    checkFee = (fee1);
    }

    //adds all fees
    totalfee = (fee + checkFee * checks);

    //if closing true(because user didn't enter negative number, show total fees
    System.out.print("Your total monthly Bank Fees are $" + totalfee);
    }
    }

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    Default Re: Having a programming issue with an assignment

    Can you copy the contents of the console and paste it here so we can see the input to the program and its output?

    What are the values of checks and checkFee when totalfee is computed? Add a print statement just before the line where they are used that prints out the values.

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    Default Re: Having a programming issue with an assignment

    You have assigned 0 to checks, so checks is always 0. You should use input instead of checks.
    input = keyboard.nextLine();
     
    if (input < 0) // negative is false
    {
    System.out.print("ERROR: You cannot enter a negative amount!");
    }

    Change all the checks to input.
    Whatever you are, be a good one

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