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When passing the valHold instance into a method, (Since it is an object, pass - by reference will occur), it will create another copy of reference. Name of that reference is also v. because in the method definition, valHold parameter name is v. But these two references will be different. but referring to same object.
And v mentioned in the method definition will be local to method 'another'. In the method another(), you are changing the value of v as 20. So original object's i value get changed to 20.
when v = vh, local v i.e. the parameter v mentioned the another() method definition will get changed.
No change for the v in the amethod(). it iwll points to the same object.
So, we will get the anwer 20 for the third sysout.
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