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I got following question on Kalpan Self Test for 1Z0-803 Can anyone help me out for the same??

Which of the following statements are true I ticked wrong answer and correct answer was following please look into image for more detais

Reference type casting :the target type must be object type or a valid supertype

Thanks in advance.
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Let's look at an example. Suppose we have this class hierarchy:
-- Object
---- Person

Now we have some code:

The cast to Object is redundant but it works. The cast to Yogesh is a problem because Yogesh is a subclass of Person. By contrast, the following case is fine.

So we can see from this that the actual object type must be a match or a supertype of the what we are casting to. In the first example, Person has Object as a supertype so is good but Yogesh as a subclass so not good.
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