Consider this data sequence: “3 11 5 5 5 2 4 6 6 7 3 -8”. Any value that is the same as the immediately preceding value is considered a CONSECUTIVE DUPLICATE. In this example, there are three such consecutive duplicates: the 2nd and 3rd 5s and the second 6.

LANGUAGE: JAVA

CHALLENGE:
Consider this data sequence: “3 11 5 5 5 2 4 6 6 7 3 -8”. Any value that is the same as the immediately preceding value is considered a CONSECUTIVE DUPLICATE. In this example, there are three such consecutive duplicates: the 2nd and 3rd 5s and the second 6. Note that the last 3 is not a consecutive duplicate because it was preceded by a 7. Write some code that uses a loop to read such a sequence of non-negative integers , terminated by a negative number. When the code finishes executing, the number of consecutive duplicates encountered is printed. In this case,3 would be printed.

ASSUME the availability of a variable , stdin, that references a Scanner object associated with standard input.

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