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## Triangle

blah blah blah blah
Last edited by jkswebsite; 03-23-2011 at 10:39 AM.

2. You've got pretty detailed instructions - there shouldn't be much confusion on your part, break out the old algebra/trig book and get started. I mean, you've even got a runner class that implies the output you're supposed to receive.. think about this for a second, how difficult can this be?

Btw, thanks for the message - but you're better off posting a thread such as you did here and chances are you'll get more responses, unless I was the only one you messaged. I'm not interested in doing other people's work, but I am interested in helping others learn the language. Your problem is not a Java problem, but a motivational problem. Why do you believe you can't do this?

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I don't really understand much java. I just need to hear what format to put it in..

(if statement..etc.)
Last edited by jkswebsite; 01-14-2008 at 01:33 AM.

4. Then start here.

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this is the most recent code I have. I'M SO CLOSE!

/**
* Class triangle
*/

public class Triangle {

private int a;
private int b;
private int c;

/**
* Default constructor that creates an equilateral Triangle with side length
* 1.0
*/

public Triangle() {
a = (int) 1;
b = (int) 1;
c = (int) 1;
}

/**
* Another constructor that takes three int parameters that will be the
* three side lengths. It must validate the three parameters that they can
* actually form a triangle. (recall from Geometry: the sum of any two sides
* of a triangle must be greater than the third side) The constructor must
* throw an IllegalArgumentException if the parameters are invalid.
* @return
*
* @return
*/

public Triangle(int d, int e, int f) {
if (d + e > f && e + f > d && f + e > d) {
a = d;
b = e;
c = f;
} else {
throw new IllegalArgumentException("cannot form a triangle with values "+ a +","+ b +","+ c);
}

}

/**
* Method called getLongestSide that takes no parameters and returns the
* value of the longest side length. (i.e. the greatest of a,b, and c)
*/

public int longestSide() {
if (a >= b && a >= c)
return a;
else if (b >= a && b >= c)
return b;
else
return c;
}

/**
* Method called isRightTriangle that takes no parameters and returns true
* if the Triangle, (whose sides are a,b, and c) form a right triangle and
* returns false otherwise. (hint: use Pythagorean Theorem and recall the
* longest side is the hypotenuse)
*/

public boolean isRightTriangle() {
if (a * a + b * b == c * c)
return true;
else
return false;
}

/**
* Method called scalar that takes an int parameter and converts this
* Triangle to a similar Triangle by multiplying each side length by the
* parameter.
*/

public void scalar(int i) {
a = a * i;
b = b * i;
c = c * i;
}

/**
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* BONUS! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*
*/

{
/**
* Method called isCongruentTo that takes a Triangle parameter and
* returns true if all three 'corresponding' sides are equal, and
* returns false otherwise. (example: 3,4,5 is congruent to 3,5,4 but
* not congruent to 3,3,5)
*/

// INSERT CODE HERE
}

{
/**
* Write a method called area that returns the area of this Triangle
*/

// INSERT CODE HERE
}

}
this is the output I get:

1
5
6
false
true
false
10
50
60
false
true
false

this is the output you're SUPPOSED to get:

1
5
6
false
true
false
10
50
60
false
true
false
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: cannot form a tri
angle with values 3,9,4
Triangle t4 = new Triangle(3,9,4);
the problem is my t4 in my TriangleRunner.java class isn't being read for some reason.

any ideas?
Last edited by jkswebsite; 01-14-2008 at 03:15 AM.

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I Got It!!!! Thanks!!

7. I haven't read over your final result, but I'll assume that you got it correct and are satisfied with your work. Congratulations on figuring it out and I hope that maybe you learned that this can be fun, if not now maybe you will in the near future. :) Aren't you glad you figured it? Deriving the solution for oneself is typically found to be more fun than acquiring the solution from someone else.

Cheers

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hiiii all....
I am new to this community ....n java too....
I m so eager too learn it.....:)

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Which of the following are true with respect to swings?

1) They are the part of awt package.
2) Swings are extended from the package container.
3) They are the part of javax package.
4) Each swing component has a separate jar file.

I think 2,3 but not sure whether 2 is correct or not

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