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does an abstract method require an abstract class?

 
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If I have a method marked as abstract it seems to make sense that the class would also have to be marked abstract. Right?
 
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marked method?

are you referring to annotations? if not then is a method is "declared" abstract then its class declarations should also be "declared" abstract as well.
 
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Yes, sorry for the confusion. I mean declared abstract.
 
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... or it should not be a class but interface.
 
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If a method is abstract then the class containing the method MUST be abstract. You cannot have an abstract method inside a non-abstract clas.

The converse however is not true. You can have one or all non-abstract methods inside an abstract class.

Hope this helps.

Revathi
 
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Great job, Revathi!!
 
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