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Can a abstract method have a static qualifier?
 
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Try it out and see what the compiler says.
 
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No is the answer but the abstract class can have implemented static methods.
 
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It wouldn't make sense now would it? Static methods are not inherited the same way as regular methods are. When you redefine it in a sub class you're not actually overriding it. Instead, you're shadowing it.

As there is no way of implementing the method in a sub class there will never be an implementation.
 
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Simply, No
 
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