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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

Brandon Harrison
Brandon Harrison
1,771 Points

if statement

How do I solve this without using an "if statement"?

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 isHit = tiles.indexOf(tile) != -1;
    if (isHit) {
      return true;
    } else {
      return false;


1 Answer

Brendon Butler
Brendon Butler
4,242 Points

Basically what you're doing is checking a boolean (true or false). Then, if it's true, you return true. If it's false, you return false.

Instead of doing this, as it wastes lines and performance. You can just have one return statement that returns the variable you're checking.