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By Steve Giddins

Popular chess writer Steve Giddins offers a hundred and one rules which are very important to winning endgame play. via soaking up and knowing those suggestions and techniques, you'll make sure that you'll spot them after they are attainable on your personal video games. this is often a great publication to learn with no utilizing a chess set, because the considerable diagrams advisor you thru the research and illustrate the main issues. every kind of endings are coated, together with either basic technical events and extra complicated strategic battles. the ideas comprise either pithy ideas of thumb and basic pondering tools. The examples are drawn from a huge number of assets and in keeping with Giddins's stories as a participant, trainer and pupil.

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System . out . p r i n t ( " Enter numeric grade : " ) ; int x ; Scanner keyboard = new Scanner ( System . i n ) ; x = keyboard . n e x t I n t ( ) ; char g r a d e ; Next, we need to check if the grade is between 90 and 100. We can do this using two nested if statements. 3: Java Operator Meaning && and || or ! negation operators on Boolean values. F=T Note that a character literal, such as ’A’ , is enclosed in single quotes. Conversely, a string value, such as "cat", is enclosed in double quotes.

36 Learning Java through Games • String s ⇒ Declares the variable s of type String. • s = "abc" ⇒ Assigns the value "abc" to the variable s. random() ⇒ Assigns a random number between 0(inclusive) and 1(exclusive) to the variable d. compareTo(s2) ⇒ Returns a positive integer if s1 > s2, 0 if s1 = s2, and a negative integer if s1 < s2 (the string order is lexicographical). equals(s2) ⇒ Returns true when the strings are the same and false otherwise. • if(a > b) {. } ⇒ If a > b, then the block is executed.

Two strings are compared by comparing the ASCII code of their first character. If the first characters have the same code, then the ASCII code of the second characters are compared and so on. The compareTo method is used to compare two strings. 4 summarizes the two methods. Note that the compareTo method returns a positive integer when the first string is bigger, 0 when the two strings are the same, and a negative integer when the first string is smaller. compareTo(s2) == 0. Going back to our original problem, we can check the value of the string s as follows.

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