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simple question about overriding

 
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What exception can an overridden method throw in comparison with the method it is overriding?
 
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The over ridden method can throw same exception as super class method throwing & the subclasses of that exception.
But it can not throw peer class of that exception & superclass of that exception. Eg.

This code will work because overridden method is throwing same & subclass of that exception
 
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You understand what overriding is right? If not, overriding allows a subclass to re-define a method it inherits from it's superclass
* overriding methods:
* appear in subclasses
* have the same name as a superclass method
* have the same parameter list as a superclass method
* have the same return type as as a superclass method
* the access modifier for the overriding method may not be more restrictive than the access modifier of the superclass method
- if the superclass method is public, the overriding method must be public
- if the superclass method is protected, the overriding method may be protected or public
- if the superclass method is package, the overriding method may be packagage, protected, or public
- if the superclass methods is private, it is not inherited and overriding is not an issue
* the throws clause of the overriding method may only include exceptions that can be thrown by the superclass method, including it's subclasses

As for exceptions example:
 
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