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Hey, I'm new and I want to leanr Java, Who can Help me?


Hey, I'm new and I want to leanr Java, Who can Help me?

Well, Many people are here to help you. But first let us know what you want. A small suggestion,
posting requests like these in other people's threads may not be good for you...I think.

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Hello xpress,Please help me. I am learning java and getting this error in this simple program :-class test { public static void main(String[] args) { byte b = 5; b = b * 2; System.out.println("Answer is "+b+"."); }}Please give me the correct code for this. Thank you in advance.


byte b = 5;

b = b * 2;

System.out.println("Answer is "+b+".");


The correct program is,


class test {


public static void main(String[] args){


byte b=5;



System.out.println("Answer is "+b+".");




Why did we add byte at b=b*2 ?

Because, java doesn't allow direct arithmetic operations with byte and short(to save from potential loss of precision). Java automatically promotes byte into int here. That is, the result of b*2 will be treated as int rather than byte by java compiler. So we are converting it back to byte by using that keyword before the expression.


A small suggestion. Use upper case for first letter in class name(use class Test instead of class test). It is a common convention in java.


I recommend Java For Dummies if you would like to learn Java, it is an excellent reasource. I taught myself Java using that book inconjunction with Java 2 For Dummies, you can also find tutorials online at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html but I find them more confuzing as a first time learning tool.


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