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Casting Reference Variables- Downcasting, Upcasting

Let us consider two classes class Animal, a more generic class and class Cat, a more specific class i.e a more specific animal. Let us settle for simple definitions for both the classes so as to get the concept right.

The definition for more generic class Animal
Notice the eat() method, which will be inherited by all Classes extending Animal

class Animal

public void eat()

System.out.println(“Animal  Eating“);


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