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Ruby Ruby Objects and Classes Build a Bank Account Class Create a BankAccount Class

Help with Bank accounts

Create an initialize method for the BankAccount class that takes one argument, name, which sets @name as an instance variable on initialization.

bank_account.rb
BankAccount = Class.new
 BankAccount = Class.new

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
MOD
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 26,933 Points

You might want to re-watch the video explaining Ruby classes. Ruby is a very nicely laid out and logical language. It is worthwhile to learn and Treehouse has some great courses to learn it!

To define a class in Ruby, you use the "class" keyword and make sure to use the "end" keyword to make the closure of the class.

class BankAccount
end

The second part of the challenge is asking for you to create a function called "initialize" for BankAccount.

1 The "initialize" needs to accept a parameter called "name".

2 the parameter needs to be assigned to the class variable name (@name)

3 finally, create a new class array called @transactions

class BankAccount
  def initialize(name)
    @name = name
    @transactions = Array.new
  end
end

Jeff Muday

Will do! Thanks for your help.