okay ive been trying to do this for some time i want my program to randomly select 3 strings from my text file and display them randomly so each time i press 9 on my menu it will display 3 different ones each time and i've already made the array i'm just trying to figure out this last part :)

//the array name words[3];
Random random = new Random();
int rgen = random.nextInt(10)+1;
System.out.println(words[rgen]);

and remember that your requirement to show 3 DIFFERENT ones each time means you're not looking at something random. If it were random, there'd be a chance of the same showing up multiple times.

ok so your going to need a loop surrounding your statements so that 3 items can be selected

private String[] mainArray = new String[10];
private String[] threeStrings = new String[3];

public void getThreeRandomStrings()
{
    Random rand = new Random();

    for(int i = 0; i < 3; i++)
    {
        threeStrings[i] = mainArray[rand.nextInt(10)];
    }
}

This example does not take into consideration the fact that the Random object may produce the same integer twice which would lead to a String in mainArray being selected twice in a single allocation. This wouldn't cause an error, however it may mess with any further operations you wish to execute.

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