FAQ: Learn Java: Methods - Defining Methods


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For this lesson(https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-java/lessons/learn-java-methods/exercises/defining-methods) that I am currently taking, the question says “In between the constructor and the main() method, add a method called advertise() to the Store class.”, but the advertise() isn’t actually in the Store class, but it is below it. May I know the reason why?


We are instructed to write the method above the main() method. It will be a method of the Store class, will it not?



I was wondering as well for this problem of defining methods. The solution to the problem below is: public void advertise(){
System.out.println(“Come spend some money!”);
System.out.println("Selling " + productType + “!”);
My answer before is: public void advertise(){
System.out.println("Selling " + productType + “!”);
System.out.println(“Come spend some money!”);

if the order of the output reads: “Selling productType!”
" Come spend some money!"
Is my code correct why is the solution the reverse of these two ?

Inside the advertise() method, type two print statements. They should result in the printouts:

“Selling productType!” “Come spend some money!”

where productType is replaced with the value in the variable productType .

However, we’re not going to see these Strings printed out yet! We’ll see in the next exercise how we can make these printouts actually run.