I have created a small Java application to automatically test some expressions for a true/false condition.

I am getting two compiler errors in both jGRASP and with the javac command.

The code follows:

```
public class MathTest {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int x = 10;
int y = 20;
int z = 30;
String string1 = "six";
String string2 = "six";
if (x < 10 || x > 10)
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (z - y == x && Math.abs(y - z) == z)
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (x < 10 && x < 10)
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (string1.equals(string2))
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (x > y || y > x)
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (!(x < y + z) || !(x + 10 <= 20))
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
if (string1 == string2)
System.out.print("True");
else
System.out.print("False");
}
}
```

The error message is:

MathTest.java:14: cannot find symbol symbol : method abs(int) location: class Math if(z - y == x && Math.abs(y - z) == z) ^ ./Math.java:13: cannot find symbol symbol : method abs(int) location: class Math if(z - y == x && Math.abs(y - z) == z) ^ 2 errors

What am I doing wrong?

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## Best Solution

You have a Math class, and you're attempting to use the abs() method.

The question is: Is it your intention to provide this function or are you trying to use the one in java.lang.Math?

For the first, you have to make sure you're declaring that function.

For the second you have to make sure you're using the correct parameters types; see Math.

Does your Math class have the abs method?

It seems like your Math class is shadowing the Math class that comes in the core of the language.

Your Math class is loaded and the abs method could not be found (hence the "Cannot find symbol" message)