Hello I am a new java student. I have a lab in which we have to compare strings to see if they are anagrams. When I compile it I'm not getting any errors but its not running as it should or as it was running the other night. I have looked at the code line by line and can not find where I made a mistake. Can anyone help me find my mistake? Thanks in advance

package lab2;
import java.util.Scanner;
/**
 *
 * @author Jay
 */
public class Lab2
{
    int rc = 0;
    public static void main(String[] args)      
    { 
         Lab2 p1 = new Lab2(); 
        return;
    }//CLOSE MAIN METHOD
    public int process()
    {
        System.out.println("process()");
        int i = 0;
        int k = 0;
        Lab2 p1 = new Lab2();
        int rc = p1.promptUser();
        return 1;
    }//CLOSE PROCESS
    public int promptUser()
    {
            Scanner t = new Scanner(System.in);         
            System.out.println("Enter the 1st word or statement: ");
            String s1 = t.next();
            System.out.println("Enter the 2nd word or statement:");
            String s2 = t.next();
            boolean rc = isAnagram(s1, s2);
            if (rc == false)
            {
                 System.out.println("This is not an anagram");

            }//close if
            return 0;

        }// CLOSE PROMPTUSER
        public boolean isAnagram(String s1, String s2)
        {
            boolean found;
            s1 = s1.trim();
            s1 = s1.toLowerCase();
            s1 = s1.replaceAll(" ", "");
            int i = s1.length();
            s2 = s2.trim();
            s2 = s2.toLowerCase();
            s2 = s2.replaceAll(" ", "");
            int k = s2.length();     
            if( i != k)
            {
                System.out.println("Fails length test");
                return false;
            }//close if

            for(i=0;i < s1.length(); i++)
            {
                found = false;
                for(k=0; k < s2.length(); k++ )
                {
                    if (s1.substring(i,i+1).equals(s2.substring(k,k+1)))
                    {
                        s2 = s2.replaceFirst(s2.substring(k,k+1),"|");
                        found = true;
                        break;
                    }//close if statement
                }//close nested for loop
                if(found = false)
                    {
                        System.out.println("This is not an anagram " +(s1.substring(i,i+1) + " was not found"));
                        return false;
                    }//close if
            }//close for loop           
       return true;
        }   // close isAnagram
}//close class lab 2

Edited 3 Years Ago by Dani: Formatting fixed

its not running as it should

Please explain.
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Edited 6 Years Ago by NormR1: n/a

i just finally found out. Thanks for your attempted assistance

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