Remind students to match types on both sides of the equations because they often try to combine types when creating variables.

  • Ints need to be equal to ints, and doubles to doubles.
    • A common error occurs when students try to set an int equal to a string.
      • For example, int num = "2.5";
    • This stems from not fully understanding that the type on the left of an equation has to equal the type on the right of the equation.

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