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Thread: Basic question, but cant figure it out, answer is probably obvious

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    Default Basic question, but cant figure it out, answer is probably obvious

    **** Solved thank you!

    First off, I am very VERY new to Java and my college ended up going online for this class, so I having hard time on some things.

    I have the following code, (see below). The issue is it will not return a new balance amount. I have tried many changes and cannot get it to work. If someone could please explain where I am messing up and why, I'd appreciate it.

    package pkg05lab;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class AccountHolder 
        static Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
        static double balance;
        public static void main(String args[])
        AccountHolder myAccount = new AccountHolder();    
        System.out.printf("Initial Balance is: %.2f%n%n", 
        System.out.println("Please enter the Balance: ");    
        double newBalance = sc.nextDouble();
        System.out.printf("Amount in current Balance is: %.2f%n", 
        private double newBalance;
        public void setBalance(double balance) 
            newBalance = balance;
        public double getBalance() 
            return balance;

    Output when run:

    Initial Balance is: 0.00

    Please enter the Balance:
    Amount in current Balance is: 0.00
    BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 13 seconds)
    Last edited by CTaylor; April 30th, 2020 at 04:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Basic question, but cant figure it out, answer is probably obvious

    it will not return a new balance amount
    Please copy the full contents of the console from when you run the program and paste it here so we can see what you are talking about.
    Add some comments where the output is not what you want and show what you want the output to be.

    Please edit your post and wrap your code with code tags:


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