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please help me with my coding errors

Andries Letsela

Joined: Oct 06, 2003
Posts: 3
public class Bursary
public Bursary(String aStudentNumber, String aBirthdate)
StudentNumber = aStudentNumber;
Birthdate = aBirthdate;
String message;
public int calcAge()
String sub = Birthdate.substring(0,4);
int Birthdate = Integer.parseInt(sub);
age = 2003 - Birthdate;
return age;
public int calcYear()
String sub = StudentNumber.substring(4,8);
int StudentNumber = Integer.parseInt(sub);
year = 2003 - StudentNumber;
return year;
public String determineBursary()
if(age >= 18 && age <= 25 && year <= 5)
message = "Accepted";
message = "Not accepted";
return message;
private String StudentNumber;
private String message;
private String Birthdate;
private int year;
private int age;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.StringTokenizer;
public class BursaryTest
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception
BufferedReader console = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
String studentNumber = console.readLine();

String birthdate = console.readLine();

Bursary myBursary = new Bursary(studentNumber, birthdate);

System.out.println("Number of yearsEnrolled : " + myBursary.calcYear());
System.out.println("Your age is : " + myBursary.calcAge());
System.out.println("Bursary : " + myBursary.determineBursary());

System.out.println("Do you want to continue: Yes/No");
String ans = console.readLine();

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Herb Schildt
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 239
I assume that BursaryTest and Bursary are in two separate files. Right?
In BursaryTest, input, which is used in this line
is not declared anywhere. Remember, in Java, variables must be declared before they are used.

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Andries Letsela

Joined: Oct 06, 2003
Posts: 3
Thanx i'll try t remember to declare all variables.
thanx millions times.
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