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Suppose a class has public visibility. In this class we define a protected method. Which of the following statements is correct?

A. This method is only accessible from inside the class itself and from inside all subclasses.

B. In a class, you cannot declare methods with a lower visibility than the visibility of the class in which it is defined.

C. From within protected methods you do not have access to public methods.

D. This method is accessible from within the class itself and from within all classes defined in the same package as the class itself.

Answer: Option D

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Comments ( 3 )

  1. NITHU NITHYA
    NITHU NITHYA :
    1 year ago

    protected will be access same package sub class and non sub class and not access different package non sub class.but it access to object reference via different package sub class.

  2. Mohammed Amine
    Mohammed Amine :
    2 years ago

    In the option A what do you mean "and from inside all subclasses"?

  3. Balaji Srikaanth
    Balaji Srikaanth :
    3 years ago

    Both the options A and D are not similar?

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Suppose a class has public visibility. In this class we define a protected method. Which of the following statements is correct?

A. This method is only accessible from inside the class itself and from inside all subclasses.

B. In a class, you cannot declare methods with a lower visibility than the visibility of the class in which it is defined.

C. From within protected methods you do not have access to public methods.

D. This method is accessible from within the class itself and from within all classes defined in the same package as the class itself.

What is the result of compiling and running the following code?

A. Compile error at line 1 (static x must be only accessed inside static methods)

B. Compile error at line 2 (constructors can't be static)

C. Compile error at line 3 (static methods can't invoke this)

D. Compile error at line 4 (invalid argument type for method main )

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