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Language/Type: Java method basics return
Author: Will Beebe (on 2011/02/08)

Write a method before that takes as parameters two month/day combinations and that returns whether or not the first date comes before the second date (true if the first month/day comes before the second month/day, false if it does not). The method will take four integers as parameters that represent the two month/day combinations.

The first integer in each pair represents the month and will be a value between 1 and 12 (1 for January, 2 for February, etc, up to 12 for December). The second integer in each pair represents the day of the month (a value between 1 and 31). One date is considered to come before another if it comes earlier in the year.

Below are sample calls on the method.

Method Call Return Explanation
before(6, 3, 9, 20) true June 3 comes before Sep 20
before(10, 1, 2, 25) false Oct 1 does not come before Feb 25
before(8, 15, 8, 15) false Aug 15 does not come before Aug 15
before(8, 15, 8, 16) true Aug 15 comes before Aug 16
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This is a method problem. Write a Java method as described. Do not write a complete program or class; just the method(s) above.

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