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JavaBat Array Problem (larger value w/o loop)

W. Joe Smith
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I am working through the Javabat exercises and I encountered one that asking me to figure out if the first value in an array of 3 is larger than the last value in the array and set all the values in the array to the larger of the two values. The kicker is it is in a section that says it can be done without using a loop construct. Now I could (easily) handle this with a if loop, and the code would work, but I can't think of a way to do with without a loop. I'm not going to copy/paste the problem, and I don't want anyone to write the code for me (I'm trying to learn here, people!) but if anyone has a brilliant, crazy, or ridiculously simple path to point me down it would be greatly appreciated!

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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"if" is not a loop; it's a control structure. "while", "for" and "do/while" are loops. I don't think you were asked to do this without "if".

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W. Joe Smith
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Ah. That makes my life much simpler. I'm not sure why I thought of an if statement as a loop....

Maybe I spent too long today staring blankly at code I didn't understand...
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