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Thread: cannot find symbol in reference variable

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    Default cannot find symbol in reference variable

    I am writing a program for my class that asks the user for a specific type of internet package and how many hours they will spend on the internet.


    I only have package A on this right now, but I will add the other packages after this error is fixed.

    The error message I have is as follows:

    IspTester.java:36: cannot find symbol
    symbol : constructor InternetAccount()
    location : class InternetAccount
    InternetAccount pack = new InternetAccount();

    thank you very much for your future help!


    This is the program that has the error.

       import java.util.Scanner;
     
       public class IspTester
       {
          public static void main(String[] args)
          {
     
          //Naming variables
             double hours;
             String packageType;
     
          //Create a Scanner object to read from the keyboard
             Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in);
     
          //Ask for hours used and package type
             System.out.print("Enter the hours used and the package type: ");
             hours = keyboard.nextDouble();
             packageType = keyboard.nextLine().trim();
     
          //Declare and instantiiate an object reference variable
             InternetAccount pack = new InternetAccount();
     
          //Set the package type based on the user input
             if (packageType.equalsIgnoreCase("A"))
             {
                pack.setCostOfA(hours);
             }
             else
             {
                pack.setCostOfA(hours);
             }
          }
       }


    and this is the other program that has the setter and getter methods and such.

       public class InternetAccount
       {
       //Naming variables
          private double monthlyHours,
          				subType,
          				subAHours,
          				subBHours,
          				subCHours;
          private double	subA,
          				subB,
          				subC;
     
     
       //Constructor
          public InternetAccount(double m, double s)
          {
             monthlyHours = m;
             subType = s;
          }
     
       //Get hours used for month
          public double getHours()
          {
             return monthlyHours;
          }
     
       //Set hours used for month
          public void setHours(double m)
          {
             monthlyHours = m;
          }
     
       //Set and calculate hours for package A
          public void setCostOfA(double hours)
          {
             subAHours = hours - 10;
             subA = (subAHours * 1.99) + 9.95;
          }
     
       //Get Cost of Package A
          public double getCostOfA()
          {
             return subA;
          }
     
       }


    Once again, thank you for the help!


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    Default Re: cannot find symbol in reference variable

    Only the constructor...
    public InternetAccount(double m, double s)
    ...is defined in the class InternetAccount, so the compiler cannot find the constructor you are trying to use.

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    Default Re: cannot find symbol in reference variable

    Thank you very much!

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