Simple Java Methods question (Edited)

Kevin Blakely
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I'm new to coding (total novice) and i am having trouble with the following program. (see below and question attached)

How do I print out my assignGrade method??? I had to initialise it in Main manually. The rest of the program works fine?
package Lab8;
import java.util.Scanner;

public class ClassTest2Retry {

    static Scanner input = new Scanner(;

    //method enterName()
    public static String enterName(){
        System.out.println("Enter name");
        return input.nextLine();
    //method enterMark()
    public static int enterMark(String value){
        return input.nextInt();
    //method calculateAverage()
    public static int calculateaverage(int solo, int prose, int poem){
        return ((solo + prose + poem) /3);
    // method assignGrade
    public static String assignGrade(int overall){
        if (overall <40){
            return "Fail";
        }else if (overall >40) {
            return "Pass";
                return "Distinction";
    //method output results
    public static void outputResults (String name, int solo, int prose, int poem, int average, String grade){
        System.out.println("Name\t\t\t\t Solo\t\t\t\t Prose\t\t\t\t Poem\t\t\t\t Avg\t\t\t\t Grade");
        System.out.println(name + "\t\t" + solo+ "\t\t\t\t\t"+ prose+"\t\t\t\t\t" + poem + "\t\t\t\t\t"+ average);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String nameMain, gradeMain;
        int soloMarkMain, proseMarkMain, poemMarkMain, averageMain, overallMain = 70;

        nameMain = enterName();
        soloMarkMain = enterMark("Enter Solo Mark");
        proseMarkMain = enterMark("Enter Prose Mark");
        poemMarkMain = enterMark("Enter Poem Mark");
        averageMain = calculateaverage(soloMarkMain, proseMarkMain,poemMarkMain);
        gradeMain = assignGrade(overallMain);
        outputResults(nameMain, soloMarkMain, proseMarkMain, poemMarkMain, averageMain, gradeMain);

    }//end main
}//end class
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All you need do is use the parameter called 'grade' in outputResults. At the moment, you do nothing with it
Jeffrey Dake Senior Director of Technologyy
As cehj said you are passing your gradeMain variable into your output results function, but you do not include it in your println call.

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