What is the Difference between static and Instance methods?

When a method declaration includes a static modifier, that method is said to be a static method. When no static modifier is present, the method is said to be an instance method.
A static method does not operate on a specific instance, and it is a compile-time error to refer to this in a static method.
An instance method operates on a given instance of a class, and that instance can be accessed as this .
When a method is referenced in a member-access  of the form E.M, if M is a static method, E must denote a type containing M, and if M is an instance method, E must denote an instance of a type containing M.

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