CS173: Intro to Computer Science - Introduction to Boolean Expressions (3 Points)

Developed by Professor Tralie and Professor Mongan.

Exercise Goals

The goals of this exercise are:
  1. To become familiar with the basic structure of a Java program
  2. To write a Java statement
  3. To declare a variable
  4. To manipulate a variable with arithmetic statements
  5. To write a compound boolean expression to verify a numeric range
  6. To check the value of an imprecise floating point value
  7. To explain that a floating point value is represented imprecisely with a discrete binary representation
Modify the Driver.java file to determine if the circumference of a circle is approximately equal to a floating point value.

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public class Driver { public static void main(String[] args) { /* Don't change these! */ float diameter = 6.5; float pi = 3.14159; /* TODO: Declare a floating point variable circumference, and set it equal to pi * the diameter */ /* TODO: Print the circumference of this circle */ /* The true circumference is 20.420335, which you can verify on your calculator. But you might get something slightly different here! Why? */ /* TODO: Declare a boolean variable called isApproximatelyEqual, whose value is true if the circumference is "approximately equal" to 20.420335, by checking if it is greater than a nearby value like 20.42 and smaller than a nearby value like 20.43. */ /* I'll print the value for you - don't change this! */ System.out.println(isApproximatelyEqual); } }