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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Overload Methods

Jason Williamson
Jason Williamson
6,426 Points

Method Overloading

Can someone tell me what is wrong with my code?

GoKart.java
class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String color;
  private int barCount;
  private int lapsDriven;
  private int laps;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    this.color = color;
  }

  public String getColor() {
    return color;
  }
  public void charge() {
    barCount = MAX_BARS;
  }

  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return barCount == 0;
  }

  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return MAX_BARS == barCount;
  }

  public void drive() {
    lapsDriven++;
    barCount--;

  public void drive(int laps) {
  lapsDriven+= laps; barcount-= laps
  }  
  }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,456 Points

Sure, happy to help. I see three issues:

  • the instructions for task 1 say to modify the existing method instead of adding another one
  • the new one is currently inside the original one because of brace placement
  • instead of "barcount", it needs to be barCount (with a capital "C")
Jason Williamson
Jason Williamson
6,426 Points

Thank you for your response Steven. I am still working on this problem I understood the 3rd bullet point. I am working on the first 2