javaloopsif-statementmethodsexit

# Trying to understand Exit, Loop, Method and If and Else

I am trying to understand how to use the method, loop,if-else statement, and exit code. So I'm writing a simple calculation base on the user choice but I can't figure out how to make the input read to loop back when user input else than the number (mean no alphabet are allowed) and it will continue back to the option till the user enter the right option that is either 1 or 2.

Have I made a mistake, or is there a way to simplify this code?

I WANT OUTPUT TO BE LIKE THIS:

``````[1] Calculation
[2] Exit

Please choose only 1 or 2

[1] Calculation
[2] Exit

Enter 1st number: 1
Enter 2nd number: 1
Total: 2
``````

CODE:

``````import java.util.Scanner;
public class Testing {

int ans;
boolean Loop = true;

public void SimpleCalculation() {

Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

while (Loop) {
System.out.println("[1] Calculation ");
System.out.println("[2] Exit");
ans = input.nextInt();

if (ans == 1) {
System.out.print("Enter 1st number: ");
int number1 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter 2nd number: ");
int number2 = input.nextInt();

int result = number1 + number2;
System.out.println("Total: " + result);

} else if (ans == 2) {
System.out.println("Thank you");
input.close();
break;
} else {
System.out.println("Please choose only 1 or 2");
}
}
System.exit (0);
}

public static void main(String[] args) {

Testing t = new Testing();
t.SimpleCalculation();
}
}
``````

Solution

• I have updated your code :

``````public class Testing {

public static void SimpleCalculation() {
boolean Loop = true;

Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

while (Loop) {
System.out.println("[1] Calculation ");
System.out.println("[2] Exit");
while(!input.hasNextInt()) {
System.out.println("Please choose only 1 or 2");
input.nextLine();
continue;
}
int ans = input.nextInt();

if (ans == 1) {
System.out.print("Enter 1st number: ");
int number1 = input.nextInt();

System.out.print("Enter 2nd number: ");
int number2 = input.nextInt();

int result = number1 + number2;
System.out.println("Total: " + result);
} else if (ans == 2) {
System.out.println("Thank you");
input.close();
break;
} else {
System.out.println("Please choose only 1 or 2");
}
}

}

public static void main(String[] args) {
SimpleCalculation();
}

}
``````

Output :

``````[1] Calculation
[2] Exit
Please choose only 1 or 2
[1] Calculation
[2] Exit
Enter 1st number: 1
Enter 2nd number: 2
Total: 3
``````