Error Output

public class Precedence {
	public static void main(String[] args) {

		boolean riddle = /*<*/(1 < 8)/*>*/(5 > 2)/*<*/(3 < 5);
		System.out.println(riddle);

	}
}

Precedence.java:4: error: ‘;’ expected
boolean riddle = /</(1 < 8)/>/(5 > 2)/</(3 < 5);
^
Precedence.java:4: error: illegal start of type
boolean riddle = /</(1 < 8)/>/(5 > 2)/</(3 < 5);
^
Precedence.java:4: error: illegal start of expression
boolean riddle = /</(1 < 8)/>/(5 > 2)/</(3 < 5);
^
3 errors

I have no clue what this output means. I have tried to fix it for a while now and cannot seem to get that pop-up answer in my head

The errors are Java’s way of telling you it has no clue how to parse and compile what you have given it.

Try removing all those comments (/* */) and try again.