Java quiz 05: Conditional statements else-if

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I post three different levels of puzzles, quizzes and assignments to make sure that all the members benefit from my posts. Here is an easy quiz for beginners. To solve this quiz you need to understand the difference between the if sequences and the else if sequences, click here if you need to read my article first.

Java quiz 5: Conditional statements with else if

Level: Easy

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

public class MyClass
{
  public static void main(String[] args)
  {
    int a = 4;
    int b = 6;
    if (a < b)
    {
      System.out.print("x");
    }
    else if (b > 5)
    {
      System.out.print("y");
    }
    else
    {
      System.out.print("z");
    }
  }
}

Author: Sar Maroof

Select the correct answer.


Answer explanation

By else if conditional statements, once a condition returns true the rest of the
conditional statements will not be executed.
In this program the first condition if (a < b) returns true. The rest of the blocks will be ignored, regardless of
returning true or false.
The correct answer is: d.

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