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Well guys I have another incrementing problem for you...this time it's a little more difficult but still pretty basic.   This problem gives me 6 canditates/bits of code to fill in for a single line and 6 outputs.  In this book I'm supposed to match the bit of code to one of the outputs.  

Canditates:               Correct Outputs:
x = x + 3;                      54 6
x = x + 6;                      60 10
x = x + 2;                      45 6
x++;                             36 6
x--:                               18 6
x = x + 0;                      6 14

Now the Code:
class MixFor5 {
    public static void main(String [] args) {
        int x = 0;
        int y = 30;
        for (int outer = 0; outer < 3; outer++) {
            for (int inner = 4; inner > 1; inner--) {
                x = x + 0; // THE BIT OF CODE YOU REPLACE WITH POSSIBLE CANDIDATES
                y = y - 2;
                if (x == 6) {
                    break;
                }
                x = x + 3;          
            }
            y = y - 2;
        }
        System.out.println(x+ " " + y);  
    }
}

Please just go through the code so that I can understand why the output is what it is.  You don't have to do it through every possible candidate...just pick one you think will help me understand this.  Thanks a lot
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by:CEHJ
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This is beginning to look more like classwork Ringitup ...
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by:Ringitup
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No I bought a book this summer, "Head First Java" and it's one of the problems in the book.  They give you the problem and the answers but I just needed an explanation so I can understand it a bit better.  
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Well i can't be bothered working it out - someone else will. But i will say that torturing yourself with this stuff is not really going to be very profitable for you, apart from perhaps getting you used to reading other people's bad code, but even then, you should never come across code as bad as that (of that type) in the real world. There are plenty of better things to be learning, such as how to design programs well, but of course it's harder to write books about that ...
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Well I'm in a Data Structures course which is very java intensive and I happen to have the Anti-Christ as a professor.  Anyway, I'm doing what I can to make sure that I can understand coded programs which I'm hoping will help me write my code.  The other java books I have takes you from one concept to another so abruptly that I didn't have time to learn this years ago which is why I'm in this situation.  Let me know what you suggest so I can pass this last Java course I have for my major.  
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>>Let me know what you suggest so I can pass this last Java course I have for my major.  

Well of course, if you have 'for loop tricks' as part of the syllabus, and you've seen that such problems could appear in the exam, then of course you must practise them. My comments were based on your implication that you were embarked on some sort of self-study ;-)
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by:objects
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We offer an excellent tutoring service if you're interested, haven't had student fail yet :)

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by:Ringitup
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I think I'm beyond help but it sounds good to me
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by:sciuriware
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Again I suggest that you download an IDE (ECLIPSE or so) so that you can see what happens
to those variables step by step, and you don't need us anymore.
;JOOP!
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by:Ringitup
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I tried getting Eclipse from the Eclipse sight but every time I went to unzip the download file it said there was an error and I should check it out in "C:Documents"  I'm trying to find other ways of getting it but I haven't found any as of yet.  If you know of any let me know.  Thanks again
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by:sciuriware
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It is about 90 Mb. Does your disk overflow?
And it should just be unzipped into a directory, say C:/eclipse to work.
May be you should follow their advise and select a mirror to download from.
If you are in the far east, load it from JAPAN or so.

;JOOP!
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by:Ringitup
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I downloaded the file again and I created a folder on my C: drive called Eclipse.  I then extracted the files in this folder but I still received an error when I clicked the .exe file.  It says, "An error has occured.  See the log file C:\Eclipse\eclipse\configuration\.... I checked the log file but it was a bunch of jiberish that makes no sense.  I have installed other IDE's so this isn't a new thing.  I'm not sure what else it could be. Disk overflow is not a problem.  Anything else?
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I made a shortcut containing:

E:\ECLIPSE\eclipse.exe -data D:\JOOP\JAVA\workspace

and it works like hell.
Before that I installed JAVA JRE 1.4       did you?

;JOOP!
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Thanks ....
I mean agreed!
;JOOP!
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