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Instead of returning 1,2,3 or 4 I would like this to return "Do this", "Do that", "Do the other" or "Do nothing".  The problem is I don't know/can't work out how.  Help would be appreciated.  

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LRH

/*
    Java Class for applying rules relative to the result
    of the range and average calulation
*/
    public class Rules{
        private int matchRule;
   
    public int getRule (double rangeAvResult){
        matchRule=0;
        if (rangeAvResult <=0.1)
            matchRule=1;
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.1 && rangeAvResult<=0.2)
            matchRule=2;
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.2 && rangeAvResult<=0.3)
            matchRule=3;
        else if (rangeAvResult >0.3)
            matchRule=4;
   
    return matchRule;
    }
}

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public class Rules{
   private String matchRule;
   
   public String getRule (double rangeAvResult){
       matchRule = null;
       if (rangeAvResult <=0.1)
           matchRule = "Do this";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.1 && rangeAvResult<=0.2)
           matchRule = "Do that";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.2 && rangeAvResult<=0.3)
           matchRule = "Do the other";
       else if (rangeAvResult >0.3)
           matchRule = "Do nothing;
   
   return matchRule;
   }
}
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by:LittleRedHat
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Many thanks Kotan.  I can't believe how much time I've spent trying to make it more complicated!!! :-)

LRH
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