In Java, the multiplication operator can be used to multiply a String by a number. The result of such an expression is a new String that corresponds to the given String repeated the given number of times.
The multiplication operator can repeat a String a number of times
The multiplication operator does not accept a String and a number
CorrectionHere is what's right.
Java’s multiplication operator only works for numbers. It does not support the repetition of Strings. To repeat a String a given number of times, one can use a loop.
OriginWhere could this misconception come from?
If students previously learned Python, they may inappropriately transfer this idea from Python (where such an operator exists) to Java.