# More about Objects and Classes

## 16. The equals() Method

Answer:The x value and the y value of one point is equal to the x value and the y value of the other point.


# The equals() Method

The equals() method is defined for class Point:

pointA.equals( pointB )   —— returns true if the two points
                             contain equivalent data

The example program shows this:

import java.awt.*;
class EqualsDemo
{
public static void main ( String arg[] )
{
Point pointA = new Point( 7, 99 );    // first Point
Point pointB = new Point( 7, 99 );    // second Point with equivalent data

if ( pointA.equals( pointB ) )
System.out.println( "The two objects contain the same data: " + pointA );
else
System.out.println( "The two objects are not equivalent: " + pointA +
" differs from" + pointB);

}
}

Question 16:What is the output of this program? (You might wish to copy-paste-and-run this program to check your answer.)