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Create a thread by extending Thread.


class MyThread extends Thread {
  int count;

  MyThread() {
    count = 0;

  public void run() {
    System.out.println("MyThread starting.");
    try {
      do {
        System.out.println("In MyThread, count is " + count);
      } while (count < 5);
    } catch (InterruptedException exc) {
      System.out.println("MyThread interrupted.");
    System.out.println("MyThread terminating.");

public class Main {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    System.out.println("Main thread starting.");
    MyThread mt = new MyThread();
    do {
      System.out.println("In main thread.");
      try {
      } catch (InterruptedException exc) {
        System.out.println("Main thread interrupted.");
    } while (mt.count != 5);
    System.out.println("Main thread ending.");


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