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    Java- two strings that equal separate math functions output when user enters either word?
    Up to the strings, everything is fine. I am VERY new to java. I'm looking to see if I'm heading in the right direction. I would like the user to either enter 'total' or 'person' to get the grand total or total per person. If the enter neither, I want it to say 'Please enter either one'. I want that to loop until they enter the right word. When they do, I want it to output the answer. I have the formulas below but I'm not sure if the formatting is correct. I have to use two loops. I'm preferring a while and if else loop. Thank you!!!!!

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class Reunion {

    public static void main ( String[] args ) {

    System.out.println("This program calculates the cost of a class reunion event.");
    System.out.println("It gives back the total cost and the cost per person.");

    Scanner in = new Scanner(;
    int rent = 200;
    double hour;
    double totalrent;

    System.out.println("Please enter the number of hours you would like to rent a room: ");

    hour= in.nextDouble();

    totalrent= rent * hour;

    System.out.printf("Your total cost for renting a room is: $%3.0f\n", totalrent);

    System.out.println("Enter number of guests for cost of dinner plates: ");

    int plate = 40;
    int guest;
    int totalplate;

    guest= in.nextInt();

    totalplate= plate * guest;

    System.out.printf("Your total cost for dinner plates is: $%d%n", totalplate);

    System.out.println("Enter 'total' for grand total, which includes hourly rent, dinner, and band.");
    System.out.println("Enter 'person' to get total for each person; dividing the grand total evenly."); = int total;
    String.person = int person;
    int band = 350;
    int total;

    total = band + totalplate + totalrent;
    person = total/guest;

    while(!"total") && !String.person.equals("person")) {
    System.out.println("Please only enter 'total' or 'person'.");

    System.out.printf("Your grand total is: $%3.0f\n", total);

    else if(input.equals("person")){
    System.out.printf("Your total per person is: $%3.2f\n", person);

    System.out.println("End of program");

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    Default Re: User inputs string to get calculated output

    Do you have a specific question?

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