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Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Overload Methods

Caleb Mainor
Caleb Mainor
556 Points

Modify the drive method to define a parameter of how many laps should be driven. Update the method body to handle the ne

I honestly don't even understand what this is asking me to do...? I feel like the exercise is super vague.

class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String color;
  private int barCount;
  private int lapsDriven;
  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() {

1 Answer

Angyal István
Angyal István
10,982 Points


First, You need to accept a parameter to drive method, which represent the lap's number, so first the your drive method should seem like this:

public void drive(int laps) {


After it handle the new parameter, laps:

public void drive(int laps) {

lapsDriven += laps;

barCount -= laps;