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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

I solved this using an if else statement, it prompts my approach is correct but expects a different approach.

Making this Hangman game inspired me to try to write one of my favorite board games, Scrabble. Can you help me using the skills you've learned from the course thus far? I've modeled a ScrabblePlayer and decided to store their tiles in a String

For this first task, modify the addTile method so that it appends the tile that was passed in, to the player's tiles. Practice using the += shortcut method for string concatenation.

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) {
    // TODO: Add the tile to tiles
    tiles += tile;

  public boolean hasTile(char tile) {
    // TODO: Determine if user has the tile passed in
    boolean isTile = tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;

      return true;

      return false; 



1 Answer

For task 2 you receive: "Bummer: While you could definitely solve this using an if statement, try returning the result of the expression"

Just do what is asked:

return tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;