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8. Given:
class Fizz
{
int x = 5;
public static void main(String[] args)
{
final Fizz f1 = new Fizz();
Fizz f2 = new Fizz();
Fizz f3 = FizzSwitch(f1,f2);
System.out.println((f1 == f3) + " " + (f1.x == f3.x));
}
static Fizz FizzSwitch(Fizz x, Fizz y)
{
final Fizz z = x;
z.x = 6;
return z;
}
}

What is the result?
A. true true
B. false true
C. true false
D. false false
E. Compilation fails.
F. An exception is thrown at runtime.

Please explain me this question .Its answer is A .I am not getting this.
 
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Both references point to the same object so the == method returns true. Since its the same object their values will also be the same, hence the second 'true' in the output. Fizz3 is created by simply returning a reference to Fizz1 if you notice.
 
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