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Java Java Objects (Retired) Creating the MVP Strings and Chars

i nedd help with my java challenge question

Can you also please help me write out the hasTile method? It should return true if the hand has the tile, and false if it doesn't. Thanks!......plz i need to know what am doing wrong here

public class ScrabblePlayer {
    private String mHand;

    public ScrabblePlayer() {
        mHand = "";

    public String getHand() {
       return mHand;

    public void addTile(char tile) {
        // Adds the tile to the hand of the player
      mHand += tile;


    public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
      if (addTile(char tile)) {
      return true;
       return false;

1 Answer

Rob Bridges
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Rob Bridges
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Hey Mark, looks like you are overthinking this.

For the hasTile method you just need to call the method indexOf and pass in the char value from the method arguments, if it doesn't find the char then it will automatically return the value of negative one.

So, if the indexOf value is greater than or equal to 0, have the method return true, otherwise have the method return false.

The link below should be a bit of help.