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How to return value back to main?

Ashley Kin
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Joined: Oct 18, 2011
Posts: 36
Hi, this program takes user input for two applicants and assigns them scores based on SAT/ACT scores and GPA. For the test scores portion, I'm having trouble returning one final score back to main.
Someone suggested setting score = inputSATScore(console); but then what would happen if it were an ACT score?
Any help is appreciated, thank you!
(And sorry, but I can't figure out how to use clipboard to post my code).

public static double testScore(Scanner console)
{
System.out.print("do you have 1) SAT scores or 2) ACT scores?");
int test = console.nextInt();
double score = 0
if (test==1)
{
inputSATScore(console);
}
else{
inputACTScore(console);
}
return score;
}

public static double inputSATScore(Scanner console)
{
System.out.print("SAT math?");
double math = console.nextDouble();

System.out.print("SAT verbal?");
double verbal = console.nextDouble();

double score = (2 * verbal + math)/24;

return (double) score;
}

public static double inputACTScore(Scanner console)
{
System.out.print("ACT English?");
double English = console.nextDouble();

System.out.print("ACT math?");
double math = console.nextDouble();

System.out.print("ACT reading?");
double reading = console.nextDouble();

System.out.print("ACT science?");
double science = console.nextDouble();

double score = (2 * reading + English + math + science)/1.8;

return (double) score;
}
Joanne Neal
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 3502
    
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Ashley Kin wrote:Someone suggested setting score = inputSATScore(console); but then what would happen if it were an ACT score?

You make the same change (i.e put 'score = ' at the start) to the inputACTScore(console) line.


Joanne
Carey Brown
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Joined: Nov 19, 2001
Posts: 174

Did you mean:
double score = (2 * (verbal + math))/24;
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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