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Greetings y'all. I was wondering if any of you guys could help me with a particular problem. As an exercise in a Java programming course I am supposed to create a new class, which uses the original java.util Scanner class, called EasyScanner. In this class are static methods which allow the user to scan in integer and double inputs. These methods are supposed to use exception handling to deal with incorrect inputs from the user. Here is a code example: public static int nextInt() { int i = 0; boolean inputIsCorrect = false; Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in); while(inputIsCorrect == false) { try { System.out.println("Trying"); i = sc.nextInt(); System.out.println("Input accepted"); inputIsCorrect = true; } catch(InputMismatchException e) { System.out.println("Exception caught"); inputIsCorrect = false; } } return i; } There is a problem with this. Whenever the user inputs an invalid value, say the character a, an infinite loop occurs. For some reason the nextInt() method of the scanner object never gets called beyond the first iteration of the loop. What could I be doing wrong here? Would you need more information? The output I get is: Trying Exception caught trying Exception caught etc. Thanks in advance!

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