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Erroneous sym type What does this mean?

Lynn Marciniak
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I have been working on this for days now, and can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have to use the following for my method I am trying to call from main public static void sort(double num1, double num2, double num3)


If I take out the method that I have to include, it runs just fine, so I know that I have issues with the way I am handling the method.

[Edit: added code tabs - MB]
fred rosenberger
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when you CALL a method, you don't have to give it the parameter types. Change line 19 to this:



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Jian Shen
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Hi,

The code looks fine except the sort method call:


You need to declare variable type only when define a method. So the calling code should be:
Lynn Marciniak
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Thank you! I can't believe it was so simple!
fred rosenberger
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it's always simple if you know what it is...

Just mark this off as one more thing you've learned, and (hopefully) won't make again. I can't begin to tell you how long my list of mistakes like this I've made is.
 
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