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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

i am not progressing on this one

i can't find where i am doing wrong on this challenge

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;

    // TODO: Add the tile to tiles

  }

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    if (tiles = tiles.indexOf(tile) =>0){
    return true;}


    // TODO: Determine if user has the tile passed in

  }

}

2 Answers

K Cleveland
K Cleveland
21,839 Points

Hey! The challenge asks you to return the result of an expression. That means you're not going to use an "if" statement. You're simply going to return whatever it is that comes back from the expression that you write.

public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    if (tiles = tiles.indexOf(tile) =>0){
    return true;}
    // TODO: Determine if user has the tile passed in

  }

For that method, all you want to do is return the true or false that results when you check if the tile passed in is in tiles list. If you go back to the video right before the challenge and start around 6:30 you can see how indexOf works, and how to write an expression that will return true or false. Good luck!

Thank you for helping. Here is what i came up with. public boolean hasTile(char tile) { boolean tile = tiles.indexOf(tile) !=-1; if(tile){tiles+=tile} else{tile=-1;} return tile;

I have the boolean return True at the end, but still, it seems like there is soemthing missing.