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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Privacy and Methods

Changing the access level modifier from public to private Task 1 of the challenge fails.

I am trying to solve this problem, what is my next step, I have listened to the video I know that I need to change the value "public String mColor = "red";" to "private String mColor = "red";" but when I this, result: Oops! It looks like Task 1 is no longer passing. What is my next step.

public class GoKart {

  public String mColor = "red";
  //final private String mColor = "red";
    private String getColor() {
    return mColor;

2 Answers

Hi Frederick,

Task 2 is looking for you to change the access modifier for the variable to private. The getter method will need to stay public.

public class GoKart {
  private String mColor = "red";

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;

Thank you for you quick reply, The code you replied back with is what I used to complete Task 1. The challenge for me was how do I complete Task 2 with the following requirement?

"Now change the color field to be private by adding the access level modifier. "

if I change From: "private String mColor = "red";"

To: "public String mColor = "red";

this results in Task 1 failure message.

I kept on working on the problem: Here is the code that finally worked, the suggestion came from William Li almost 2 years ago: public class GoKart { private String mColor = "red";

// public constructor here public GoKart(String color) { mColor = color; }

public String getColor() { return mColor; } }

Thanks again for your help. -- fred