Can a single `if-else` statement choose one of three options?

No. An `if-else` statement makes a choice between two options.

# Nested If for a Three-way Choice

To make a three-way choice, a nested  if  is used. This is where an `if-else` statement is part of a the true-branch (or false-branch) of another `if-else` statement. So the nested `if-else` will execute only when the outer `if-else` has already made a choice between two branches. Here is a program fragment that makes a choice of one of the three suffixes.

```String suffix;

int count=0;    // count is the number of integers added so far.
// count+1 is the next integer to read

. . . .

if ( count+1    )
suffix = "nd";
else
if ( count+1   )    // false-branch of first if
suffix = "rd";                           // false-branch of first if
else                                         // false-branch of first if
suffix = "th";                           // false-branch of first if

System.out.println( "Enter the " +
(count+1) + suffix + " integer (enter 0 to quit):" );
```

The false-branch of the first `if` statement consists of another entire `if` statement. Fill in the blanks so that:

• when (count+1) is 2 the suffix "nd" is chosen;
• when (count+1) is 3 the suffix "rd" is chosen;
• when (count+1) is 4 or higher the suffix "th" is chosen.

### QUESTION 9:

Fill in the two blanks so that the nested if's make the correct choice.