How do you find the last name?

How do you find the last name? Topic: Case select in java
May 22, 2019 / By Doretta
Question: Xiaoshan Zhang Erik V. Agard Fang Y. Cao Tyler L. Fultz Mary Ann Dvorsky Robert P. Huang Neelnavo Kar Prince Lisa Ma Cy A. Neita Qinlan Shen Pope Benedict XVI Nancy Y. Wen Jonathan B. Song Sean Shiang Ari W. Schaler Wenting Ma Martin Luther King, Jr. Michael J. Lee Grace S. Hummel Brian R. Goodall Daniel A. Farias Alexandr Belov King Henry VIII Miranda L. Bernard Guodong Fu James D. Hill Shelley Jin Dennis Li Daniel S. Naval Madonna T. J. Elliott Rafael G. Setra Kris Shin Jed T. Tan Mandy Xu These are the names of the people. Now, I have to write a method in Java to find the last name. PLEASE HELP ME!
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Cassidy Cassidy | 2 days ago
==>Store the names in an array. ==>There are multiple possibilities •If the given name consists of two parts, that is, the first name and the last name, then you can use the string.indexOf(" ") method to determine the location of space and consider the name occurring after the space as the second name • If the name consists of three parts, that is the first name, middle name and the last name, you can use string.lastindexOf(" ") to determine, the last occurrence of space, and consider the name occurring after that position as the last name. •If the first name is followed by an initial, followed by a period and then the last name, use the indexOf(".") method to find out its position and then obtain the last name, using the substring() method. ==> However, I'm not sure how to find out the last name in case of King Henry VIII. How do you find that? What is the last name? Try coding as per this suggestion. Hope this helps. If it does, please select my answer as the best one!! Happy programming :)
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