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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles


Okay great, now can you fix the hasTile method for me, right now it always returns false.

Correct the existing hasTile method to return true if the tile is in the tiles field, and false if it isn't. You can solve this a few ways, however, I'd like you to practice returning the result of the expression that uses the index of a char in a String.

Bummer! There is a compiler error. Please click on preview to view your syntax errors!

public class ScrabblePlayer {
  // A String representing all of the tiles that this player has
  private String tiles;

  public ScrabblePlayer() {
    tiles = "";

  public String getTiles() {
    return tiles;

  public void addTile(char tile) {
    // TODO: Add the tile to tiles
    tiles += tile;


  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    // TODO: Determine if user has the tile passed in
 if (tiles.indexOf(tile) >= 0) {
 return true; 
 return false;

1 Answer

Your code is fine, but the challenge wants you to follow what the error message says: While you could definitely solve this using an if statement, try returning the result of the expression.. Remember that the if block itself evaluates to true or false. What you have at the moment is something like: "If this condition is true, then return true, else return false" when you should have something like: "Return whatever this condition evaluates to". Hope this sort of analogy makes it more clear.