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    Why aren't relational operator (==) and the .equals method interchangeable?

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    Why aren't the relational operator (==) and the .equals method interchangeable? Why isn't the following code correct?

    String myName = "Ken";
    if (myName == "Ken")
    //do something

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    The "==" operator and the .equals method are not interchangeable.
    "==" operator is to compare the references of two variables, .equals method is to compare the value of the two objects.

    In your example, ...

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    This response provides a tutorial correcting the relational operation and the .equals method.