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BJP3 Self-Check 4.13: colors

Language/Type: Java if/else input Scanner
Author: Marty Stepp

Write a piece of code that reads a shorthand text description of a color and prints the longer equivalent. Acceptable color names are B for Blue, G for Green, and R for Red. If the user types something other than B, G, or R, the program should print an error message. Make your program case-insensitive so that the user can type an uppercase or lowercase letter. Here are two example executions:

What color do you want? R
You have chosen Red.
What color do you want? Bork
Unknown color: Bork
Type your solution here:


This problem asks for bare code. Submit a fragment of Java code as described. Do not write any class or method heading around your code; just write the lines of code that will produce the result described.

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