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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Inheritance, Interfaces, and Exceptions Final Challenge

Andrew Lenti
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Andrew Lenti
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 7,193 Points

I am having great difficulty adding a getInfo method to my Trout class that returns a string

I am having great difficulty adding a getInfo method to my Trout class that returns a string containing the common name, flavor, record weight, and species properties. I would like to return “Brook Trout tastes Delicious. The record Brook Trout weighted 14 pounds 8 ounces.”

fish.php
<?php

class Fish
{
    public $common_name;
    public $flavor;
    public $record_weight;

    function __construct($name, $flavor, $record){
        $this->common_name = $name;
        $this->flavor = $flavor;
        $this->record_weight = $record;
    }

    public function getInfo() {
        $output  = "The {$this->common_name} is an awesome fish. ";
        $output .= "It is very {$this->flavor} when eaten. ";
        $output .= "Currently the world record {$this->common_name} weighed {$this->record_weight}.";
        return $output;
    }
}

class Trout extends Fish
{
  public $species;
  function __construct($name, $flavor, $record, $species){
  parent::__construct($name, $flavor, $record);
  $this->species = $species;
 }
  public function getInfo() {
    return $this->species . $this->name . "tastes" . $this->flavor . ". " . "The record" . $this->species . $this->name . "weighed" . $this->record . ".";
} 
$brook_trout = new Trout("Trout", "Delicious", "14 pounds 8 ounces", "Brook");
?>

1 Answer

Bob McCarty
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Bob McCarty
Courses Plus Student 16,618 Points

Andrew,

Fix the variables name = common_name and record = record_weight. See below.

public function getInfo() {
    return $this->species . $this->common_name . "tastes" . $this->flavor . ". " . "The record" . $this->species . $this->name . "weighed" . $this->record_weight . ".";
}