I'm trying to complete a homework assignment ...
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...And here is what I have so far:
That code was a pretty good description of your problem,
but the lines wrapped and had to be fixed before it would
compile and the error became clear to me.
To help avoid line-wrap in code, use the TWC
Here is the fixed code, with comments. Note that this is an
SSCCE that spans only 68 characters width. Hopefully
it should not line-wrap.
/* MonthlyBills.java - This program calculates the total
of your monthly bills.
Input: Bill type and bill amount.
Output: Prints the total of your monthly bills. */
public class MonthlyBills
public static void main(String args)
/** Description of bill. */
/** String version of bill amount. */
/** Amount of the bill. */
/** Accumulates sum of bills. */
double sum = 0;
// This input statement asks the user to
// enter a bill type or the word none.
billType = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(
"Enter bill type or the word done to quit.");
// String comparison needs to be done using .equals()
// to check equality of the contents, as opposed to
// the String objects
// This input statement asks your user
// to enter a bill amount.
stringAmount = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(
"Enter amount of bill");
// This statement converts the string version
// of the amount to a double.
billAmount = Double.parseDouble(stringAmount);
//This totals up the amount of the bills
sum += billAmount;
// This statement displays the sum of monthly bills.
System.out.println("Sum of monthly bills is $: " + sum);
// This statement causes the program to exit.
} // End of main() method.
} // End of MonthlyBills class.
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simple program and it was driving me nuts. I don't think that I can
turn in your answer but I do thank you for your help. In our book it
to how to use them. The ! in front of the billType I would have never
figured out. Thanks again!