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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Properties and Methods Mid-Course Challenge

Stephen Laluma
Stephen Laluma
Courses Plus Student 16,860 Points

assign each of the properties on the Fish class with its corresponding parameter variable

can't seem to get this problem. help please.


class Fish {
  public $common_name = 'common_name';
  public $flavor = 'flavor';
  public $record_weight = 0;

  function __construct($name, $flavor, $record){
    $this->$common_name = $name;
    $this->$flavor = $flavor;
    $this->$record_weight = $record;


3 Answers

Remove the $ from in front of common_name, etc., in your function.

this->common_name = $name;
Kaisma Penn-Titley
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Kaisma Penn-Titley
PHP Development Techdegree Graduate 20,151 Points

class Fish
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;

    public function getInfo() {
      return "A {$this->common_name} is an {$this->flavor} flavored fish. The world record weight is {$this->record_weight}.";

  public function __construct($name, $flavor, $record) {
    $this->common_name = $name;
    $this->flavor = $flavor;
    $this->record_weight = $record;

Jaroslav Bílek
Jaroslav Bílek
9,414 Points

Thanks. I did not understand what I was supposed to do either.