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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Methods and Constants

Eli Plopper
Eli Plopper
4,261 Points

I'm getting an error that the mBarsCount = 0 is an unreachable statement

From looking online, it seems it may have to do with the preceding return statement, but I'm fairly certain that's how we did it in the exercise earlier.

public class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_ENERGY = 8;
  private String mColorName = "red";
  private int mBarsCount;

  public GoKart(String colorName) {
    mColorName = colorName;
    public String getColorName() {
    return mColorName;
    mBarsCount = 0;
  public void load() {
    mBarsCount = MAX_ENERGY;

1 Answer

Jonathan Newsome
Jonathan Newsome
2,773 Points

Mine is set up just slightly different then yours, but from what I'm seeing, the only difference is my placement of "mBarsCount = 0; ". I placed it in the "GoKart" constructor section... hope this helps.

public class GoKart { public static final int MAX_ENERGY_BARS = 8; private String mColor; private int mBarsCount;

public GoKart(String color) { mColor = color; mBarsCount = 0; }

public String getColor() { return mColor; }

public void charge() { mBarsCount = MAX_ENERGY_BARS; }

Eli Plopper
Eli Plopper
4,261 Points

Thanks Jonathan (Sorry for the delay), but you were on the money!