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string question

Erjan Kenjegalee

Joined: Apr 19, 2010
Posts: 22

hi , i m doing coding bat exercises in java.
the question :

Given a string, if the first or last chars are 'x', return the string without those 'x' chars, and otherwise return the string unchanged.

withoutX("xHix") → "Hi"
withoutX("xHi") → "Hi"
withoutX("Hxix") → "Hxi"

my solution:

what i don't get is why it never goes to * part of code

for example if the string given is "xHix" , it only deletes last x , but the first x is still there ,
and it gives wrong answer "xHi", but it should delete the first "x"

Carles Gasques
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Joined: Apr 19, 2013
Posts: 199
Hi Erjan,

When you apply substring from index 0 to a String, you get the same String.

Only if str = "x" you could satisfy this if statement.

Best regards,

Stuart A. Burkett
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Joined: May 30, 2012
Posts: 679
Instead of substring, try the charAt method.

Erjan Kenjegalee

Joined: Apr 19, 2010
Posts: 22

thanks guys, it was silly mistake

i found it after i did it

thanks every1
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