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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Counting Scrabble Tiles

Abua KC
Abua KC
5,932 Points

Hmmm, the tiles were "sreklahc" and I passed in 'r' expected 1, but I got 114

I am trying to increment a counter every time tiles match with the letter. I also need to have it return a number representing count of tiles that match the letter that was passed. Its not passing correctly, What do I do ? thanks

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) { tiles += tile; }

public boolean hasTile(char tile) { return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1; } public int getCountOfLetter(char letter){ int count = 0;

for (char c : tiles.toCharArray()){
         c++;
      if ( c == tiles.length()){   // letter matches the tiles , then increment
            count++;
         return getCountOfLetter(letter);            //  
     }

}
return letter;

} }

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) {
    tiles += tile;
  }

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;
  }
  public int getCountOfLetter(char letter){
    int count = 0;

    for (char c : tiles.toCharArray()){
      c++;
          if ( c == tiles.length()){
                count++;
             return getCountOfLetter(letter);            
         }

    }
    return letter;
   }
}
Example.java
// This code is here for example purposes only
public class Example {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    ScrabblePlayer player1 = new ScrabblePlayer();
    player1.addTile('d');
    player1.addTile('d');
    player1.addTile('p');
    player1.addTile('e');
    player1.addTile('l');
    player1.addTile('u');

    ScrabblePlayer player2 = new ScrabblePlayer();
    player2.addTile('z');
    player2.addTile('z');
    player2.addTile('y');
    player2.addTile('f');
    player2.addTile('u');
    player2.addTile('z');

    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');
  }
}

2 Answers

Fahad Mutair
Fahad Mutair
10,359 Points

hi Abua Odumefune ,

public int getCountOfLetter(char letter){
    int count = 0;
    for (char c : tiles.toCharArray()){

you did great with those lines

since your c variable is char why do u put ++ to it? its not integer . so remove this line we dont need it

      c++;

in your if statement you have to check is your variable c (char) equals to char letter

          if ( c == tiles.length()){   // change this line 
          if ( c == letter){               // to this line 

Now inside if statement body we need to increment count and we don't have to return anything so we gonna remove the return statement

                count++;
             return getCountOfLetter(letter);            // remove this line
         }

last thing your method need to return int variable not char so

    }
    return letter; // change this
    return count; // to this line
   }

so final code

public int getCountOfLetter(char letter){
    int count = 0;
    for (char c : tiles.toCharArray()){
          if ( c == letter){ 
                 count++;
         }
       }
    return count;
   }
Abua KC
Abua KC
5,932 Points

Hello Fahad Mutair,

You are a life saver. Thanks