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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

Help, i dont know how to return the result of the expression

not sure of how to return result of expression

ScrabblePlayer.java
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
    boolean hasTile = 
    if(tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1) 

   {
   return hasTile;

   } 

    else {


    return false;

   }
  }

}

2 Answers

andren
andren
28,538 Points

The expression the challenge refers to is this bit of code: tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1; if will return true or false on it's own so instead of using it in an if statement you can return it directly like this:

public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
  return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;
}

Hi there,

If you're conviced that your expression is correct; just return it!

return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;

(I'll check it now - I used >= 0 rather than != -1) Edit: works fine - good work!

Steve.