I have been trying to build a Java program to prompt the user to enter the radius of a circle and the diameter, circumference, and area will be output through a "System.out.printf" statement. I can get the program to prompt for the radius and it will display the diameter, but will not identify the Area or Circumference. I keep getting an error with the Math variable. What could be wrong with this code for Area:
System.out.printf("Area is %d\n", (x * x * math.PI) );

Ahem!

Given only radius gives you all the other data. No need to input.
Circumference = 2 * PI * r
Area = PI * r * r
etc.

I'm also assuming your x is entered as a Floating-Point value.

System.out.printf("Area is %f\n", (x * x * math.PI) );

Thanks, that really cleared up my format for the Area and Circumference, but I am still getting an error for diameter. Honestly, I do not know why. I have eliminated one problem by capitalizing the "M" in Math.PI, but can't get over the diameter issue.

And also post what error you are getting. If you are successfully reading in the radius, then 2 * radius should give you the diameter without problems as long as the radius is declared as the correct type (i.e. float or double).

And also post what error you are getting. If you are successfully reading in the radius, then 2 * radius should give you the diameter without problems as long as the radius is declared as the correct type (i.e. float or double).

Here is the last part of the code for the print out. I do not get any errors when I build the program, but when I run it I get the following:

"Diameter is Exception in thread "main" java.util.IllegalFormatConversionException: f != java.lang.Integer"

System.out.print( "declare radius of circle: " ); // prompt for input
x = input.nextInt(); // read first integer

//display results
System.out.printf("Area is %f\n", (x * x * Math.PI) );// output the Area
System.out.printf("Circumference is %f\n", (2 * x * Math.PI) );// output the circumference
System.out.printf("Diameter is %f\n", (2 * x) );// output the diameter using printf

}//end main
}//end class Circle

Post your entire code! Errors can be misleading without seeing everything in context!

For example if x is an integer or a double it can cause a problem with that printf. The fact that it was multiplied with a float (PI) would make the result a float.

Because x is assigned from an input.nextInt(), I assume it's declared as int, so:
%f requires a floating point value, but 2*x is an integer value. Change the format to %d when you print the diameter, OR change the calculation to 2.0*x so the result is floating point.

Because x is assigned from an input.nextInt(), I assume it's declared as int, so:
%f requires a floating point value, but 2*x is an integer value. Change the format to %d when you print the diameter, OR change the calculation to 2.0*x so the result is floating point.

Oh Yeah! That worked. I was assigning a floating point value to all of the equations. Problem solved, you guys are fabulous. I want to excel at this stuff, so I have to ask why is there a difference in Area, Circumference, and Diameter in being a floating point value and an integer value.

x is an int. When you do a calc with just integers, the result is an int, but if it's mixed ints and floats, the result is float. Pi is a float. Area and circ. involved Pi, bit diameter didn't.

x is an int. When you do a calc with just integers, the result is an int, but if it's mixed ints and floats, the result is float. Pi is a float. Area and circ. involved Pi, bit diameter didn't.

Thanks a great deal.....

This question has already been answered. Start a new discussion instead.