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Code Example 1

public static void main(String args[]){
    Scanner scanner =  new Scanner(;

    for (int i=0;i<2;i++){
       String string =;
       int num = scanner.nextInt();

       System.out.printf("%-14s %03d %n", string, num);       //note the use of printf
       // %-14s  fifteen characters left-justified o to 14
       // %03d padded with leading zero


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