FAQ: Learn Java: Loops - While We're Here

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Directions asks to reset dieRoll with a new random value between 1 and 6 , inside the loop
which I understand as

while(dieRoll != 5) {
     dieRoll = randomGenerator.nextInt(6) + 1;

What is the correct way to reset dieRoll inside the while loop??? I cannot get past this stage… Please help

Why not use

((int)Math.random() * 6) + 1;

of the Math library? That’s what I was taught in class and it works in my IDE just fine.