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    Default writing a countdown using java

    hi im writing this as script and i cant think of what i have done wrong can anybody help me?? :)

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class prod9
    {
    static Scanner sc = new Scanner (System.in);

    public static void main (String[]args)
    {

    System.out.println(" " + " Starting Countdown To Launch ");
    int countdownnumber = 10;
    String input;
    while (true)
    {
    System.out.println(" ");
    if (countdownnumber ==8)



    {
    System.out.println(" Ignition Sequence Start");

    }




    break;

    countdownnumber -=1;
    if (countdownnumber ==0)
    {
    System.out.println(" We have lift off ");
    System.out.println(" ");

    }
    }
    }
    }

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    Are you receiving errors? If so, what is/are the exact error message(s)? If not, what is the program doing VS what you want it to do?

    (Personally, my guess is because you have a break; statement in there. Try taking that out to see if it helps you at all. But that's just a guess based on the little information you provided.)

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    its just a spaceship count down, from 10 to lift off the error i was getting is

    prod9.java:30: unreachable statement
    countdown number -=1;
    ^
    1error
    i took out the break: statement it compiles but wen i run it im just getting a black screen an keeps jumping to the bottom of the page

    thanks for replyin to me, im not to good at this :)
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    Ah, right.

    You do have to break the function, but only when countdownnumber is equal to zero.

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    Just a Guess

    Java Code:
    import java.util.Scanner;
    
    public class prod9
    {
      static Scanner sc = new Scanner (System.in);
    
      public static void main (String[]args)
      {
    
        System.out.println(" " + " Starting Countdown To Launch ");
        int countdownnumber = 10;
        String input;
        while (true)
        {
          System.out.println(" ");
          if (countdownnumber ==8)
          {
            System.out.println(" Ignition Sequence Start");
          }
          
          [B][SIZE="3"]countdownnumber--;[/SIZE][/B]      
          if (countdownnumber ==0)
          { 
            System.out.println(" We have lift off ");
            System.out.println(" ");
            [B][SIZE="3"]break;[/SIZE][/B]     
          }
        } 
      }
    }
    Wouldn't you want the Sequence to Start at 10 not 8 ?

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    They don't start the ignition of a rocket shuttle as soon as the countdown begins.

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    They don't start the countdown at 10 either ;)

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    on the ball lads, i kinda see wat i did wrong,

    and yes its supposed to start at 10 and instead of 8 its supposed to say ignition sequence start,

    i should really pay more attention in class! :) is their anyway i can get instructions on how to writes these, as i never took dwn my notes in class :)

    Thanks for u replys people

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