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Hi,

Can anybody tell me why we need to pass object as argument to equals not a specific type which we want to compare.

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Nitin
 
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The equals method takes an Object as a parameter because the method is defined in the Object class. Note however that you can pass any type you wish (and the reference will be converted to type Object).
 
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Thanks marc
 
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