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Exercise 6.7: wordWrap

Added by: Leslie Ferguson
Language: Java

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Write a method called wordWrap that accepts a Scanner representing an input file as its parameter and outputs each line of the file to the console, word-wrapping all lines that are longer than 60 characters. For example, if a line contains 112 characters, the method should replace it with two lines: one containing the first 60 characters and another containing the final 52 characters. A line containing 217 characters should be wrapped into four lines: three of length 60 and a final line of length 37.

Method problem: For this problem, you are supposed to write a Java method as described. You should not write a complete Java class; just write the method(s) described in the problem statement.

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