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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Counting Scrabble Tiles

Cynthia McGillis
Cynthia McGillis
585 Points

Counting Scrabble Tiles: Part 1 getCountofLetter(char letter)

Hey all,

Line 9 of ScrabblePlayer.java has what I've written. The error message is very vague, asking me to write a method named getCountofLetter...which I thought I did. Any help would be appreciated!

Challenge: Create a new method named getCountOfLetter that returns an int, and requires a parameter of type char named letter. For this task, just make it return 0.

Error Message: Please add a new method named getCountOfLetter that defines a parameter of type char named letter

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

  public ScrabblePlayer() {
    tiles = "";

   public int getCountofLetter(char letter) {
   return 0;

  public String getTiles() {
    return tiles;
  public void addTile(char tile) {
    tiles += tile;

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;
// This code is here for example purposes only
public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ScrabblePlayer player1 = new ScrabblePlayer();

    ScrabblePlayer player2 = new ScrabblePlayer();

    int count = 0;
    // This would set count to 1 because player1 has 1 'p' tile in her collection of tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('p');
    // This would set count to 2 because player1 has 2 'd'' tiles in her collection of tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('d');
    // This would set 0, because there isn't an 'a' tile in player1's tiles
    count = player1.getCountOfLetter('a');

    // This will return 3 because player2 has 3 'z' tiles in his collection of tiles
    count = player2.getCountOfLetter('z');
    // This will return 1 because player2 has 1 'f' tiles in his collection of tiles
    count = player2.getCountOfLetter('f');

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,853 Points

Hi Cynthia,

The method is coded correctly; however, you do have a tiny typo in the method name. The instructions are asking for getCountOfLetter, but you have getCountofLetter. The "of" needs a capital "O". (I know... picky challenges).

Otherwise, nice work! :) :dizzy: