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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Remaining Characters

Udayakumar T
Udayakumar T
11,444 Points

Hi please clarify the question, how to calculate the remaining characters??

How to find the remaining character value from the maximum constant value.

public class Tweet {
  private String text;
  public static final int MAX_CHARS = 140;
  public Tweet(String text) {
    this.text = text;

  public String getText() {
    return text;

  public void setText(String text) {
    this.text = text;

  public int getRemainingCharacterCount()
    int textlength = text.length();
    int result = MAX_CHARS - textlength;
    return result;


1 Answer

Yanuar Prakoso
Yanuar Prakoso
15,195 Points

Hi there....

You can just directly return the result of MAX_CHARS subtracted by text.length() method:

public int getRemainingCharacterCount() {
    return MAX_CHARS - text.length();

I hope this can help a little

PS: It will be easier if you keep in mind that String is also an object like class. String also has methods one of them is String.length(). When you read the Oracle Java Doc on String you will see a list of methods related to String class. Basically this length() method also written in code like any other Java class method:

public int length() {
//bla.... bla.....

The main point is this is an abstraction meaning that you do not need (and it will be better that you do not) knowing how the methods works. You only need to understand that it returns the length of your String in integer format. Therefore since the constant MAX-CHARS is also an integer you can perform mathematical operations on them. Thus you can find how many remaining character left can be submitted inside a tweet by subtracting the MAX_CHARS with the text.length();