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Java Java Objects Creating the MVP Scrabble Tiles

need help solving this question.

hints would be helpful

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
    if hasTile  {
      tile += tiles;
        return true
    } else {
      tile != tiles;
    return false;


3 Answers

To determine if the user already has a tile you should use the indexOf method on the String tiles. The indexOf method returns the index of the string where the character resides.

For more information: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/String.html#indexOf(java.lang.String)

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

that worked. thanks. Not sure if I am cut out for coding. I would never have thought of that solution

Randy Duncan
Randy Duncan
1,026 Points

just try and try, im not cut out either but im pushing through.

thats what i keep telling myself. just keep pushing till i finally get it...and im sure i will eventually