method reurn

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public int sortaSum(int a, int b) {
int c;
            c=a+b;
            if((c>=10&&c<=19)){
             return 20;
            }
            else{
                   return c=a+b;
}
}


How above is valid where as below is not valid. please advise

public int sortaSum(int a, int b) {
int c;
            c=a+b;
            if((c>=10&&c<=19)){
             return 20;
            }
            else
//{
                  // return c=a+b;
//}
}



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ozoCommented:
below has nothing after the else
Amitkumar PSr. ConsultantCommented:
agree with ozo.

by the way, not able to understand exact question except validation of syntax.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
what do you want to do if c is not between 10 and 19?
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Jim CakalicSenior Developer/ArchitectCommented:
You could remove the dangling else but it still won't compile because the method is declared to return int and it is possible for the method to end without returning anything. All paths through the method must return a value to satisfy the compiler.

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gudii9Author Commented:
method is declared to return int and it is possible for the method to end without returning anything

i think this is missing gap in my understanding
ozoCommented:
Is the gap now filled?
gudii9Author Commented:
yes. i filled now. thank you.
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