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error: incompatible types: String[] cannot be converted to String

I tried taking input of a 6 by 6 matrix in java using the string split function when the string is input in the following way, and to print the matrix.

1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 2 3 4 5 6

The output that I get is

Main.java:24: error: incompatible types: String[] cannot be converted to String
                                c[j] = b[i].split(" ");

my code:

import java.util.*;
import java.io.*;

class Solution {
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        Scanner s = new Scanner(System.in);
        int a[][] = new int[6][6];
        String b[] = new String[6];

        for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
            b[i] = s.nextLine();
        }

        // initializing the 2d array a[][]
        for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
            for (int j = 0; j < 6; j++) {
                String c[] = new String[6];
                c[j] = b[i].split(" ");
                a[i][j] = Integer.parseInt(c[j]);
            }
        }

        // printing the input array
        for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
            for (int j = 0; j < 6; j++) {
                System.out.print("ta[i][j]t");
            }
        }
    }
}

pls, suggest how I can overcome this error

Answer

When we call split function of String return the String[]. So c[j] (which is of type String) can’t be equal to String[].

Below code should be replaced as:

// initializing the 2d array a[][]
for (int i = 0; i < 6; i++) {
    String[] c = b[i].split(" ");
    for (int j = 0; j < 6; j++) {
        a[i][j] = Integer.parseInt(c[j]);
    }
}
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