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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Current Progress

Vincent Rickey
Vincent Rickey
5,581 Points

Error: cannot find symbol (Java objects / Creating the MVP / Current progress lesson)

I went over my code a few times, but I can't seem to find the mistake. When I try to run Hangman.java at the end of the lesson I am met with the following error in the Console:

./Prompter.java:18: error: cannot find symbol                           
    System.out.printf("Try to solve: %s\n", mGame.getCurrentProgress());

  symbol:   method getCurrentProgress()                                 
  location: variable mGame of type Game                                 
1 error

Here is my code for Prompter.java:

import java.io.Console;

public class Prompter {
  private Game mGame;

  public Prompter(Game game) {
    mGame = game;

  public boolean promptForGuess() {
    Console console = System.console();
    String guessAsString = console.readLine("Enter a letter: ");
    char guess = guessAsString.charAt(0);
    return mGame.applyGuess(guess);

  public void displayProgress() {
    System.out.printf("Try to solve: %s\n", mGame.getCurrentProgress());



2 Answers

Ken Alger
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher


Do you have a getCurrentProgress() method in your Game.java file and are they spelled the same?


Vincent Rickey
Vincent Rickey
5,581 Points

Thanks, Ken! My mistake-- I was missing an "r" in "Progress" in the Game.java file.