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meeta gaur
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Joined: Dec 05, 2012
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Couldn't figure out, why equals is not working ?

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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Some poor code style there. Your two return statements are confusing. It should read:- You should not use tabs for indenting, as explained here.
You should always put the @Override annotation on overridden methods, like this, and compile the code again:- That will probably help explain why your method is not working.
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