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    Unhappy I am looking for help with an assignment

    To get started, write a simple program that does the following:
    a. Creates a 99 array of integers and
    i. Fills each slot of the array with a random integer from {0, 1, , 9}
    ii. Displays the contents of the array
    iii. Displays the integers in each row, column, and 33 block
    b. Creates a 99 array of java.util.Set objects that hold Integers and
    iv. Fills each set with some integers from {1, 2, , 9}
    v. Displays the contents of each set (hint: use the toString method of the Set class)

    Here is what I have so far:

    package randomboard;

    public class Main
    public static void main(String[] args)
    //create the grid
    final int row = 9;
    final int col = 9;
    final int box = 9;
    int [][] board = new int [row][col];
    //fill the grid
    for (int i=0; i<board.length; i++)
    board[i][board[i].length] = (int)(Math.random()*9);

    //display output
    for(int i=0; i<board.length; i++)
    for(int j=0; j<board[i].length; j++)
    When I run this I get an error:
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 9

    I am so lost, can anyone help?

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    Java Code:
    board[i][board[i].length] = (int)(Math.random()*9);
    will have i loop from 0 to 8, that's fine, but the second index for your array here will always be 9, the length of board[i], and that's not fine since arrays go from 0 to length - 1. I think that you want to have two nested for loops here with i going from 0 to length and j going from 0 to length with you filling board[i][j] with random numbers inside the loop.

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