The goal of the project is to calc based on age and gender there rental rates for cars. but something is going terribly wrong T-T.

I am receiving the following errors in homework for java class.

----jGRASP exec: javac -g RentalRate.java

RentalRate.java:112: error: illegal start of expression
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
 ^
RentalRate.java:112: error: illegal start of expression
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
        ^
RentalRate.java:112: error: ';' expected
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
                     ^
RentalRate.java:112: error: ')' expected
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
                                               ^
RentalRate.java:112: error: illegal start of expression
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
                                                  ^
RentalRate.java:112: error: ';' expected
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
                                                   ^
RentalRate.java:128: error: illegal start of expression
            public static int calcAge( curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear)
            ^
RentalRate.java:128: error: illegal start of expression
            public static int calcAge( curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear)
                   ^
RentalRate.java:128: error: ';' expected
            public static int calcAge( curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear)
                         ^
RentalRate.java:128: error: ';' expected
            public static int calcAge( curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear)
                                                                                                  ^
RentalRate.java:150: error: illegal start of expression
        public static String calcRateClass(age, gender)
        ^
RentalRate.java:150: error: illegal start of expression
        public static String calcRateClass(age, gender)
               ^
RentalRate.java:150: error: ';' expected
        public static String calcRateClass(age, gender)
                            ^
RentalRate.java:150: error: ';' expected
        public static String calcRateClass(age, gender)
                                                       ^
RentalRate.java:191: error: illegal start of expression
            public static String displayResults(gender, age, rateResult)
            ^
RentalRate.java:191: error: illegal start of expression
            public static String displayResults(gender, age, rateResult)
                   ^
RentalRate.java:191: error: ';' expected
            public static String displayResults(gender, age, rateResult)
                                ^
RentalRate.java:191: error: ';' expected
            public static String displayResults(gender, age, rateResult)
                                                                        ^
RentalRate.java:219: error: class, interface, or enum expected
                }//end class
                ^
19 errors

 ----jGRASP wedge2: exit code for process is 1.
 ----jGRASP: operation complete.

Here is the code

import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Scanner;

 public class RentalRate
 {

  public static void main(String[] args)
      {    
         int curMonth = 0;
         int curDay = 0;
         int curYear = 0;
         int birthMonth = 0;
         int birthDay = 0;
         int birthYear = 0;
         String gender = "";
         int age = 0;
         String rateResult;         

        // Testing mode...  
         if (args.length > 0)
         {
            // Establish a 'current' date for testing...
            curMonth = 2;
            curDay = 1;
            curYear = 2012;

            System.out.println("First test case: Renter is not old enough to rent...");
            birthMonth = 2;
            birthDay = 2;
            birthYear = 1987;
            gender = "m";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nSecond test case: Renter is barely old enough (57/285)...");
            birthMonth = 2;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1987;
            gender = "m";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nThird test case: Renter is 35 and male (40/200)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1977;
            gender = "m";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nFourth test case: Renter is 35 and female (40/200)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1977;
            gender = "f";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nFifth test case: Renter is 30 and male (57/285)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1982;
            gender = "m";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nSixth test case: Renter is 30 and female (40/200)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1982;
            gender = "f";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            System.out.println("\nSeventh test case: Renter is 76 and male (62/255)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1936;
            gender = "m";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);        

            System.out.println("\nEighth test case: Renter is 76 and female (66/265)...");
            birthMonth = 1;
            birthDay = 1;
            birthYear = 1936;
            gender = "f";
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);         
         }
         else
         {
            Scanner kb = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.println("Welcome to the car renter's rate finder.");

         // If you're not attempting the EC, get today's date from the user...
         //    Your code goes here...

         // If you are attempting the EC, use the Calendar class to get today's date...
         //    Your code goes here...

         // Get the gender...
         //    Your code goes here...
 public static String getGender(gender, Scanner kb)
            {
            System.out.println("Please enter the renter's gender (m/f): ");
            gender = kb.nextLine();
            if(gender != 'm' || gender != 'f')
                {
                System.out.println("Please enter a valid entry for gender (m/f)");
                }
            else
                {
                return gender;
                }
            }
         // Get the date of birth...
         //    Your code goes here...

            public static int calcAge( curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear)
            {
            System.out.println("Please enter the renter's date of birth (mm d yyyy)");
            curMonth = kb.nextInt();
            curDay = kb.nextInt();
            curYear = kb.nextInt();

            System.out.println("Thank you");


            int age = curYear-birthYear;
                if(birthMonth>curMonth)
                {
                age--;
                }
                    else if(birthMonth=curMonth&& BirthDay> curDay)
                    {
                    age--;
                    }
                    return age;

            }   //end calcAge
        public static String calcRateClass(age, gender)
            {
            if(gender == 'm' || gender == 'M')//check for gender
            {
                if(age < 33 && age > 24)
                {
                return System.out.println(" Risk rate 2: $57.00 per day or $285.00 per week.");
                }
                    else if(age > 32 && age < 66)
                    {
                    return System.out.println(" Best rate: 40.00 per day or $200.00 per week.");
                    }
                        else if(age > 65)
                        {
                        return System.out.println(" Risk rate 3: $" + (((age-65)*2.00)+40.00) + " per day or $" + (((age-65)*5.00)+200.00) + " per week.");
                        }
                            else
                            {
                            return System.out.println(" Sorry, the renter is not 25 years of age or older.");
                            }
            }
            else// female
            {
                if(age < 30 && age > 24)
                {
                return System.out.println(" Risk rate 1: $50.00 per day or $255.00 per week.");
                }
                    else if(age > 29 && age < 63)
                    {
                    return System.out.println("Best rate: $40.00 per day or $200.00 per week.");
                    } 
                        else if(age > 62)
                        {
                        return System.out.println(" Risk rate 3: $" + (((age-62)*2.00)+40) + " per day or $" +(((age-62)*5.00)+200.00) + " per week.");
                        }
                            else
                                {
                                return System.out.println( " Sorry, the renter is not 25 years of age or older.");
                                }
            }
            }//end method calcrateclass
            public static String displayResults(gender, age, rateResult)
            {
            System.out.println("Thank you");
            String realGender = " ";

            if (gender == 'm' || gender == 'M')
            {
            realGender = "male";
            }
            else if(gender == 'f' || gender == 'F')         
            {
            realGender ="female";
            }
            System.out.println("The " + realGender + " renter is " + age + " years old.");
            System.out.println(rateResult);
            }

         // Get age...
            age = calcAge(curMonth, curDay, curYear, birthMonth, birthDay, birthYear);

            // Get the rental rate...
            rateResult = calcRateClass(age, gender);

            // Display the results...
            displayResults(gender, age, rateResult);

            }  // End 'if args.length > 0'
        }  // End main()
                }//end class

Edited 3 Years Ago by pyTony: fixed formatting

Put the methods before your main and Declare the variable types in your methods

Edited 4 Years Ago by zeroliken: n/a

Where is the end of your "else" which occurs before your method getGender?
ie. You can't create a method inside an if/else.

and never dismiss errors like this as 'random'.
they clearly indicate what kind of mistake you've made and where you made it.

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