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Thread: Help with formatting and creating a user defined class.

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    Default Help with formatting and creating a user defined class.

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and Java and was hoping I could get some help with a project I'm working on. I'm creating a wages calculator. I have the program working fine, but I want to step it up further by formatting the output and having the program run by using a user defined class. Here's my code:

    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class WagesCalculator {
        public static void main(String [] args){
            int H;
              Scanner hours = new Scanner (System.in);
        System.out.println("Number of hours worked in a week:");
            H = hours.nextInt();
            double G = H*23.67;
            double F = G*.1218;
            double M = G*.0145;
            double S = G*.042;
            double NYS = G*.0355;
            double NYC = G*.0228;        
            double T = 10.00+F+M+S+NYS+NYC;
            double N = G-T;
        System.out.println("Calculating gross pay and witholdings...");
        System.out.println("Gross Pay:            $     " + G);
        System.out.println("Fed income tax:       $     " + F);
        System.out.println("Medicare:             $     " + M);
        System.out.println("Social Security:      $     " + S);
        System.out.println("NYS income tax:       $     " + NYS);
        System.out.println("NYC income tax:       $     " + NYC);
        System.out.println("Union due:            $     10.00");
        System.out.println("                            -------------");
        System.out.println("Net-Take home pay:    $     " + N);

    I would like my output to look like this:

    Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 2.09.37 PM.jpg

    Currently I have it looking like this:

    Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 2.16.20 PM.png

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Help with formatting and creating a user defined class.

    This is the first result for googling "java format number" and contains exactly what you're looking for: Formatting Numeric Print Output (The Java™ Tutorials > Learning the Java Language > Numbers and Strings)
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