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Chapter 3 Lab Decision Structures

Up to this point, all the programs you have written had a sequence structure. This means that all statements are executed in sequence, one after another. Sometimes we need to let the computer make decisions, based on the data. A decision structure allows the computer to decide which statement to execute.
In order to have the computer make a decision, it needs to do a comparison. So we will work with writing boolean expressions. boolean expressions use relational operators and logical operators to create a condition that can be evaluated as true or false.
Once we have a condition, we can conditionally execute statements. This means that there are statements in the program that may or may not be executed, depending on the condition.
We can also chain conditional statements together to allow the computer to choose from several courses of action. We will explore this using nested if-else statements as well as a switch statement.
In this lab, we will be editing a pizza ordering program. It creates a pizza ordered to the specifications that the user desires. It walks the user through ordering, giving the user choices, which the program then uses to decide how to make the pizza and how much the cost of the pizza will be. The user will also receive a $2.00 discount if his or her name is Mike or Diane.

Task #1 The if Statement, Comparing Strings, and Flags

1. Copy the file (see Code Listing 3.1) from the Student CD or as
directed by your instructor.

2. Compile and run You will be able to make selections, but
at this point, you will always get a Hand-tossed pizza at a base cost of $12.99 no
matter what you select, but you will be able to choose toppings, and they should
add into the price correctly. You will also notice that the output does not look like
money. So we need to edit to complete the program so that
it works correctly.

3. Construct a simple if statement. The condition will compare the String input
by the user as his or her first name with the first names of the owners, Mike and
Diane. Be sure that the comparison is not case sensitive.

4. If the user has either first name, set the discount flag to true. This will not
affect the price at this point yet.

Task #2 The if-else-if Statement
1. Write an if-else-if statement that lets the computer choose which statements
to execute by the user input size (10, 12, 14, or 16). For each option, the cost
needs to be set to the appropriate amount.
2. The default else of the above if-else-if statement should print a statement
that the user input was not one of the choices, so a 12 inch pizza will be made. It
should also set the pizza size to 12 and the cost to 12.99.
3. Compile, debug, and run. You should now be able to get correct output for the
pizza size and price (it will still have Hand-tossed crust, the output won’t look
like money, and no discount will be applied yet). Run your program multiple
times ordering a 10, 12, 14, 16, and 17 inch pizza.

Task #3 The switch Statement

1. Write a switch statement that compares the user’s choice with the appropriate
characters (make sure that both capital letters and small letters will work).
2. Each case will assign the appropriate string indicating crust type to the crust
3. The default case will print a statement that the user input was not one of the
choices, so a Hand-tossed crust will be made.
4. Compile, debug, and run. You should now be able to get crust types other than
Hand-tossed. Run your program multiple times to make sure all cases of the
switch statement operate correctly.

Task #4 Using a Flag as a Condition
1. Write an if statement that uses the flag as the condition. Remember that the flag is a boolean variable, therefore is true or false. It does not have to be compared to anything.
2. The body of the if statement should contain two statements:
a. A statement that prints a message indicating that the user is eligible for a
$2.00 discount.
b. A statement that reduces the variable cost by 2.
3. Compile, debug, and run. Test your program using the owners’ names (both
capitalized and not) as well as a different name. The discount should be displayed
correctly at this time.

Task #5 Formatting Output

1. Edit the appropriate lines in the main method so that any monetary output has 2decimal places.

2. Compile, debug, and run. Your output should be completely correct at this time,
and numeric output should look like money.
Code Listing 3.1 (
import java.util.Scanner; // Needed for the Scanner class
This program allows the user to order a pizza.
public class PizzaOrder
public static void main (String[] args)
// Create a Scanner object to read input.
Scanner keyboard = new Scanner (;
String firstName; // User's first name
boolean discount = false; // Flag for discount
int inches; // Size of the pizza
char crustType; // For type of crust
String crust = "Hand-tossed"; // Name of crust
double cost = 12.99; // Cost of the pizza
final double TAX_RATE = .08; // Sales tax rate
double tax; // Amount of tax
char choice; // User's choice
String input; // User input
String toppings = "Cheese "; // List of toppings
int numberOfToppings = 0; // Number of toppings
// Prompt user and get first name.
System.out.println("Welcome to Mike and " +
"Diane's Pizza");
System.out.print("Enter your first name: ");
firstName = keyboard.nextLine();
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// Determine if user is eligible for discount by
// having the same first name as one of the owners.
// Prompt user and get pizza size choice.
System.out.println("Pizza Size (inches) Cost");
System.out.println(" 10 $10.99");
System.out.println(" 12 $12.99");
System.out.println(" 14 $14.99");
System.out.println(" 16 $16.99");
System.out.println("What size pizza " +
"would you like?");
System.out.print("10, 12, 14, or 16 " +
"(enter the number only): ");
inches = keyboard.nextInt();
// Set price and size of pizza ordered.
// Consume the remaining newline character.
// Prompt user and get crust choice.
System.out.println("What type of crust " +
"do you want? ");
System.out.print("(H)Hand-tossed, " +
"(T) Thin-crust, or " +
"(D) Deep-dish " +
"(enter H, T, or D): ");
input = keyboard.nextLine();
crustType = input.charAt(0);
// Set user's crust choice on pizza ordered.
// Prompt user and get topping choices one at a time.
System.out.println("All pizzas come with cheese.");
System.out.println("Additional toppings are " +
"$1.25 each, choose from:");
System.out.println("Pepperoni, Sausage, " +
"Onion, Mushroom");
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// If topping is desired,
// add to topping list and number of toppings
System.out.print("Do you want Pepperoni? (Y/N): ");
input = keyboard.nextLine();
choice = input.charAt(0);
if (choice == 'Y' || choice == 'y')
numberOfToppings += 1;
toppings = toppings + "Pepperoni ";
System.out.print("Do you want Sausage? (Y/N): ");
input = keyboard.nextLine();
choice = input.charAt(0);
if (choice == 'Y' || choice == 'y')
numberOfToppings += 1;
toppings = toppings + "Sausage ";
System.out.print("Do you want Onion? (Y/N): ");
input = keyboard.nextLine();
choice = input.charAt(0);
if (choice == 'Y' || choice == 'y')
numberOfToppings += 1;
toppings = toppings + "Onion ";
System.out.print("Do you want Mushroom? (Y/N): ");
input = keyboard.nextLine();
choice = input.charAt(0);
if (choice == 'Y' || choice == 'y')
numberOfToppings += 1;
toppings = toppings + "Mushroom ";
// Add additional toppings cost to cost of pizza.
cost = cost + (1.25 * numberOfToppings);
// Display order confirmation.
System.out.println("Your order is as follows: ");
System.out.println(inches + " inch pizza");
System.out.println(crust + " crust");
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// Apply discount if user is eligible.
System.out.printf("The cost of your order " +
"is: $%f\n", cost);
// Calculate and display tax and total cost.
tax = cost * TAX_RATE;
System.out.printf("The tax is: $%f\n", tax);
System.out.printf("The total due is: $%f\n",
(tax + cost));
System.out.println("Your order will be ready " +
"for pickup in 30 minutes.");
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