Java quiz 21: Working with operators

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This code shows how the operators and the operands work in Java.

Java quiz 21: Working with operators

Level: Easy

What is written to the standard output as the result of executing the following code?

public class MyClass
{
  static int x = 3;
  static int y = 7;
  static boolean isDefect;
  
  public static void main(String[] args)
  {
    if(x == (y - 4) && !isDefect)
    {
      x += 2;
      y += 3;
    }
    if(y == 10 || x == 3)
    {
      y += 2;
    }
    System.out.print("x" + x + ", y" + y);
  }
}
Author: Sar Maroof

Select the correct answer.


Answer explanation

  1. The first conditional statement if(x == (y – 4) && !isDefect) returns true, because
    x = y – 4 = 3 and !isDefect is false. Boolean variables are by default false.
  2. The statement x += 2 increments the value of x by 2. So, x = 3 + 2 = 5 and the statement y += 3 increments the value of y by 3. So, y = 7 + 3 = 10.
  3. By sequences of if statements the body of all the true statements are executed.
  4. The statement if(y == 10 || x == 3) also returns true, because y is equal to 10. x is not equal to 3, but by || (OR) operators the statement returns true if one of the operands is true.
  5. The statement y += 2 increments the value of y by 2. So, y = 10 + 2.

The correct answer is: a.





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