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Need help with some Java theory

 
Vlada Den
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Hi!

Here is a piece of code:



I have two questions:

1. Are "intResult" and "doubleResult" local variables?
2. Why the return type of the getAddResult() method is String, if I operate with int and double variables?

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Vlada
 
M Beck
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1. yes.
2. because the thing you're returning (everything after the "return" statement) is a String.
 
Chengwei Lee
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1. Are "intResult" and "doubleResult" local variables?


Yes, they're. However, the variables int1, int2, double1 & double2 are not. These should be instance variables, if not, you're going to get a compile-time error.


2. Why the return type of the getAddResult() method is String, if I operate with int and double variables?


Firstly, it was you to declared that the return type of this method to be of String type. And at the return statement, you concatenate String object with the integer & double results which in turn produced a new String object.
 
Jeff Jetton
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Originally posted by Chengwei Lee:

Firstly, it was you to declared that the return type of this method to be of String type. And at the return statement, you concatenate String object with the integer & double results which in turn produced a new String object.


Yup. Another way to look at it is to rewrite your code like this:



Now ask yourself: What would you have to put in place of "???" to make this work? In other words, what type should the variable "foo" be?

A String, of course. That's really what you're returning, even though your example doesn't use a variable as an intermediate step like I'm doing.

- Jeff
 
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Thank you very much, guys!

Vlada
 
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