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A Challenge for beginners

Anuttama Das
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I really need your help!
As part of another certification, they presented me the following task for a very beginner java programmer. I have little time to deep into the book! even I have plan to try to understand Java but MY DEADLINE is soon! I hope I'm not being so comfortably but I suspect for some of you this is a really easy task. Not for me!
This is the task:
a. Create a class named Commission that includes three variables: a double sales figure, a double commission rate, and an int commission rate. Create two overloaded methods named computeCommission (). The first method takes two double parameters representing sales and rate, multiplies them, and then displays the results. The second method takes two parameters: a double sales figure and an integer commission rate. This method must divide the commission rate figure by 100.0 before multiplying by the sales figure and displaying the commission. Supply appropriate values for the variables, and write a main () method that tests each overloaded method. Save the file as Commission.java
b. Add a third overloaded method to the Commission application you created in Exercise 1a. The third overloaded method takes a single parameter representing sales. When this method is called, the commission rate is assumed to be 7.5% and the results are displayed. To test this method, add an appropriate call in the Commission program's main () method. Save the application as Commission2.java
Christophe Verré
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Jesper de Jong
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

The task looks quite basic, and the description pretty much says step by step exactly what you have to do. Are there specific things in the description that you do not understand? If yes, then please tell us what exactly you do not understand. Did you already write some code yourself? If yes, post it here, and tell us where you got stuck.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Also, always tell us what the thread is about.
James Elsey
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That should be a walk in the park for most beginners.

Post up the code that you have so far, and people will let you know if its correct, or ways of improving it etc

Ask specific questions if you get stuck, you will learn better than having someone giving you the code


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Ninad Kuchekar
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James Elsey wrote:That should be a walk in the park for most beginners.


Ahhh...the honeymoon days...I wish all tasks were as lethargic as this...

What is in name, Task by any other name would be as simple in Java...

Before any one says anything, I admit,... worst quote ever...

@Anuttama : Could you at least begin writing the code, and post what you have reached up to. We could help you further.

-Ninad


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Campbell Ritchie
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Are you sure you know what lethargic means?
Ninad Kuchekar
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Are you sure you know what lethargic means?


Ans: Yes, I do.

<light-bulb>It was ironic!</light-bulb>
Campbell Ritchie
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We never have lethargic tasks round here . . . only lethargic students
Ninad Kuchekar
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:We never have lethargic tasks round here . . . only lethargic students


Hey that's a personified task...


Ninad Kuchekar wrote:I wish all tasks were as lethargic as this...

Sorry I just meant it as an irony...I thought the "thumbs up" would give away the irony....

Back to Anuttama, have had any luck in kicking off??


-Ninad
Campbell Ritchie
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I agree our students are tasks . . . whether they are personified, however, I am never quite sure
 
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